Data Misuse: Police (2004)

In 2004  police worker, Leanne Thomas, from Gwent looked up the police records of her “friends”, on the Police National Computer (PNC), because she was “bored”.

Leanne Thomas was later convicted of breached the data protection act and suspended from her job.

It is incredibly easy for people with accesses database to misuse data and there are numerous examples of data misuse in the UK, and and the police have misused data on several occasions.

It should be remebered that these are only the cases that people get caught, which is a fraction of the amount of real crime.

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