Sunday, 3 April 2011

East Lancs police disciplined for misuse of databases

SEVERAL East Lancashire police officers have been disciplined for using the constabulary computers to run searches on neighbours, family and local area.

A PC in eastern division covering Blackburn with Darwen, Hyndburn and the Ribble Valley, misused the Sleuth system to run criminal checks on neighbours and schools near his home.

A Pennine PC covering Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale was given a written warning for conducting 53 Sleuth searches without an ‘obvious policing purpose’ last year.

In total for the whole force, there have been 30 against officers and 54 against staff in the last three years.

My comment: Clearly a Data Protection issue and I hope those spied upon complain to the Information Commissioner. Oh and the PCs and staff concerned all get the sack!

Read the full story from the source Lancashire Telegraph

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