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Foreigners detained for buying, selling data

A FOREIGN couple has been detained in Shanghai for taking the personal information of local residents and selling them for profit.

The 57-year-old Englishman and his 60-year-old American wife bought personal information such as address, family members, exit and entry records, property and car possessions for 800 yuan (US$130) to 2,000 yuan per household since 2003, and then compiled them in reports and sold to clients for higher prices since February 2009. Police said they made a profit of several million yuan every year from the transactions.

The couple previously lived in Beijing. After Peter William Humphery lost his job with the US-based Grow More Inc in 2003, he registered a consulting service company in Hong Kong with his wife Yu Yingceng. The company had no fixed working place or employees.

They registered another company in Shanghai in 2004 and employed over 10 people. Police raided and closed the Shanghai company on July 10 and detained the couple.

Since August 7, 40 cases of illegal sales of personal information were handled and 126 suspects captured.



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