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Ex-council worker fined £500 for stealing vulnerable people’s personal information

Makbool Javaid
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An ex-employee of Leicester City Council has been fined just over £500 for unlawfully obtaining personal data relating to service users of the Council’s Adult Social Care Department. The Council became aware that after ending his employment, Nilesh Morar had set up his own business. It was discovered that the personal information of 349 individuals were sent to Morar’s personal email address, prior to him leaving the organisation, including sensitive personal data in relation to service users including medical conditions, details of care and financial details. The ICO commented: “Employees need to understand the consequences of taking people’s personal information with them when they leave a job role. It’s illegal and when you’re caught, you will be prosecuted.”

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