European Data Protection Digest

Scottish Police Officer Faces Trial in Breach Case

PRIVACY LAW—UK

November 24, 2011

A senior police officer will stand trial on charges she breached the Data Protection Act by accessing police computers at Edinburgh Sheriff Court to access private information. BBC News reports the trial of Inspector Allison Strachan is scheduled to begin in March on four charges "she illegally accessed top secret databases at various police stations in the Lothian and Borders force area between November 2006 and May 2010." Strachan entered not guilty pleas to all charges through her attorney, the report states.  
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