Information from the same 'informant' has led to raids on various houses and offices seen in the growing tax scandal in Germany.
"The British tax authorities have paid an informant for the bank details of scores of wealthy Britons. The records were stolen from one of the world’s most secretive tax havens."
If the UK government is openly buying stolen data surely the multiple data loss scandals should be looked at in another light and investigated independently: as has been said on numerous occasions, such info in the hands of 'professional' criminals is worth a none-too-small fortune.
For info: Liechtenstein is one of three places in Europe that are classified as "uncooperative tax havens" by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD); this is due to their refusal to allow tax authorities from other countries any access to their clients' bank details.