Friday, April 3, 2015

Policeman Violated Data Protection Act

A UK policeman was charged violating the Data Protection Act after he accessed restricted database records about his sisters out of curiosity.

Sentencing the officer, Sheriff Tierney said: “Despite a warning to the contrary from the computer you were accessing the information, allowing your curiosity to get the better of you, and as a consequence now face disciplinary procedures.

"Despite a warning to the contrary from the computer you were accessing the information, allowing your curiosity to get the better of you." - Sheriff Tierney
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Sources:
(a) UK: Policeman handed absolute discharge for breaching data protection act - www.DataBreaches.net, 04/01/2015

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