Private Investigators – Bad press

Here we are again, the investigation industry in the press for phone hacking.  Well, we say investigation industry, is the person accused of phone hacking a private investigator in the true sense of the term ?  Does he cover the broad spectrum of services that the established private investigator offers, maybe not.  The majority of private investigation companies work within the current UK law to bring investigations to a successful conclusion for their clients.  These investigators have usually worked within the PI industry for many years, building their reputations and clients.   Many private investigators have been campaigning the government to license the private investigation industry for years.  Once this is done I doubt opportunists will be able to hide behind the phrase private investigator.