Friday, 1 July 2011

Merseyside Police breached strict data protection laws 208 times

MERSEYSIDE police officers accessed classified force computers to spy on their colleagues, families and friends.

Members of the force breached strict data protection laws 208 times in the past three years.

It has also emerged that a large number of the officers illegally checked on the progress of Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard’s 2009 court case.

After disciplinary hearings, seven staff resigned, or were “required to resign”, with three handed final written warnings.

Breaches at neighbouring Lancashire Constabulary – where there were 84 breaches in three years – included an officer telling his daughter that her new boyfriend had previous convictions for sexual offences.

My comment: Two more cases that prove public servants can't be trusted with personal data. 

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