European Data Protection Digest

Wales Detective Fined for Disclosing Data

PRIVACY LAW—UK

September 3, 2010

BBC News reports on a North Wales police detective who has been fined £4,000 and ordered to pay £1,000 costs after disclosing police information. Vaughan Roberts accessed information about a friend on the police computer, according to the report, and North Wales Police have suspended him from duty. Roberts has been given six months to pay the fine and costs, with three months' imprisonment if he defaults. Data protection offences carry only a financial penalty, the report states.
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