Tuesday, August 26, 2014

UK Banker Fined for Viewing Colleague's Accounts

A UK banker has been fined for inappropriately accessing colleagues' bank account details.

DalVinder Singh used his authorized access rights to snoop on information about co-workers salaries and bonuses. The Information Commission's Office (ICO) Criminal Investigator said "Singh had been given clear training around the Data Protection Act, but chose to ignore that training. By accessing personal information he broke the law, and that is why he has been fined today."

"...when that curiosity led to him breaking the law, it cost him his job."
- Damian Moran, ICO Criminal Investigation Manager
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(a) UK: Birmingham banker fined for reading colleagues’ bank accounts - www.PHIprivacy.net, 08/23/2014

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