WPC misuses Police National Computer

In 2002 a female police officer used the police national computer to access electoral rolls and car registration records in attempts to track down woman who had an affair with her boyfriend. The defendant Michelle Begley was convicted and sentenced to three months imprisonment.

In the age of national ANPR, Begley would have been able to track her partner and the other woman around the country.

There have been several cases of police officers misusing data; one police officer used his position and access to data to stalk and intimidate an innocent woman, another used access to information to gain the upper hand in a relationship.


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