Thursday, March 20, 2014

UK Police Snoop on Ex Lovers, Neighbors

UK police officers and staff broke data privacy rules to snoop on former lovers, neighbors, family, and public figures.

The employees carried out unauthorized background checks – and some data was passed on to third parties. Four of the constabulary staff employed by have been sacked for breaches of the Data Protection Act and 37 disciplinary measures have been started.

"Since 2010 a total of 25 staff and 13 officers have breached data laws."
- Cambridge News
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Sources:
(a) REVEALED: Snooping police breach privacy laws in Cambridgeshire to spy on former lovers, neighbours, family - and high-profile personalities - www.CambridgeNews.co.uk, 03/14/2014

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