Data Protection Act – 12 month Sentance

On June 18th 2008 an ex-police officer from the Malverns has been found guilt of knowingly or recklessly disclosing personal data without the consent of the data controller contrary to section 55 of the Data Protection Act. He was sentenced to a 12-month conditional discharge and made to pay £1,340 costs. While he was not actually sent to prison, rather a conditional discharge, it shows that the courts are starting to take the offence more seriously

The offender, Graham Pryce-Jones, of Bosbury Road, Malvern, had obtained the criminal records of his partners son and given her a print out.

Graham Pryce Jones did give reasons for this, stating that it was in an attempt to prevent the son from committing further crimes. Article

This incident, a long with other cases of data misuse, from lost documents, rogue CCTV operators, and lost records, all of which show that the government has very few effective safe guards over data.


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