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UK—Information Commissioner reiterates call for custodial sentences

10.01.2011
A bank cashier has been fined £800 and made to pay £400 costs and a £15 victims’ surcharge by Brighton Magistrates Court for illegally accessing the personal data of a sex attack victim. The cashier, whose husband had been convicted of the offence, viewed the victim’s account and banking records, employer details and lending records on eight occasions over eight months in order to build a picture of the woman that had accused her husband.

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