Fine against Restorative Justice Caseworker
A Restorative Justice Caseworker was fined because of sending sensitive data to her own personal email account without authorisation.
She had worked at Victim Support and sent spreadsheets containing a combination of victim and offender data from her work email address to her personal email address during her last week of employment.
She was found guilty of obtaining personal data, in breach of s55 of the Data Protection Act 1998. She was sentenced to a three year conditional discharge, ordered to pay costs of £600 and a victim surcharge of £20.
Type of Issue:
Illegal data processing
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Special category of data involved:
Violation of GDPR Paragraph:
6. Lawfulness of processing