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Police Officer Reprimanded for Illegal Database Access

PERSONAL PRIVACY

May 11, 2012

An Ottawa constable has been disciplined after pleading guilty to accessing a police database to “track his ex-girlfriend,” the Ottawa Citizen reports. The constable, who accessed the database three times over a six-month period, contravened the Police Services Act, according to the report. The ruling comes a week after a Calgary police officer allegedly accessed and sold personal information taken from police databases.
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