European Data Protection Digest

Suffolk Police Officers Resign After Breach Incidents

DATA BREACH—UK

September 27, 2012

Over the span of three years the Suffolk Constabulary has seen two officers resign and two staff members fired due to data protection breaches with several other staff receiving written warnings, reports the East Anglian Daily Times. Privacy advocates say the incidents should have been reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), but a constabulary spokeswoman said if it can handle a breach to all parties’ satisfaction, it doesn’t see a need to report it to the ICO. “If individuals are found to be misusing the privileged access they have to information, they will be subjected to disciplinary action and possibly face criminal proceedings,” the spokeswoman said.
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