Saturday, March 3, 2012

Police Officer Violates Co-worker's Data Privacy by Abusing Computer Access

A police officer is charged with violations of the Data Protection Act. He allegedly abused his access to police computer systems to investigate a female colleague who will testify at his misconduct investigation.

The charges state that "knowingly or recklessly without the consent of the data controller (the Chief Constable) he accessed information relating to Constable [name withheld] and other persons contained within the records of incidents of Northern Constabulary’s electronic Information and Management of Police Applications incident recording system, knowing or believing that she was likely to be a witness against him in a misconduct investigation."
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Sources:
(a) North cop faces data protection breach charges - Highland News, 3/2/2012

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