Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Former Employee Prosecuted For Unlawfully Obtaining Client Data

An employee who illegally transferred information about company clients to his email account before starting to work for a competitor,has been prosecuted by The Information Commissioner's Office ( "ICO").The employee sent the sensitive information including personal data and purchase history of hundreds of customers of the waste management company he was working for to his personal email address.

The unlawful obtaining or disclosing of personal data or the information contained in personal data is a criminal offence under section 55 of the Data Protection Act 1998.This follows the  ICO taking action earlier on this year under the same section after an ex-employee of the insurance company ,attempted to get an existing employee to sell customer data to him.

Written by John Price

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