UK police databases: how over 900 staff abuse their access

July 8, 2011 by Dissent
Filed under Breaches, Featured Headlines, Non-U.S.

From BigBrotherWatch writes:

For the first time, Big Brother Watch has uncovered the true extent to which Police abuse their access to confidential databases.
This report follows allegations yesterday that former Downing Street Head of Communications Andy Coulson paid the Police in order to receive privilegedinformation.
Between 2007 and 2010:

  • 243 Police officers and staff received criminal convictions for breaching the Data Protection Act (DPA).
  • 98 Police officers and staff had their employment terminated for breaching the DPA.
  • 904 Police officers and staff were subjected to internal disciplinary procedures for breaching the DPA.

Read more on BigBrotherWatch.


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