Thursday, September 11, 2014

Policewoman Fired for Breaching Data Protection Act

A UK policewoman has lost her job for using the police database for her personal use. She has also been fined over £3000.

Her actions were violations of the Data Protection Act as well as Metropolitan Police regulations.

"The offences occurred between August 24, 2012 and April 29, 2013 where she used police computer systems for personal use in breach of the law and Metropolitan Police regulations." - Get West London News
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Sources:
(a) Hammersmith and Fulham policewoman fired after breaching police data act - www.GetWestLondon.co.uk, 08/26/2914

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