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Employee fined £900 for illegally sharing personal data

Article by: Makbool Javaid | Published: 10 August 2017
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The ICO has warned employees about the potential consequences of illegally sharing personal data that they have access to as part of their job. The warning followed a recruitment manager being prosecuted and fined for breaching S.55 of the Data Protection Act, i.e. he had illegally disclosed the personal information of job applicants to a third-party employment agency. He was found to have sent copies of 26 CVs containing the personal data of applicants seeking employment with HomeServe to an external recruitment firm, without a business need to do so. He was fined £573 and ordered to pay costs of £364 and a victim surcharge of £57, totalling £994.


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