A former senior local government officer has been prosecuted and fined £660, together with being ordered to pay £713 costs, for passing the personal information of rival job applicants to his partner. The ICO report that Kevin Bunsell (B) was Head of Building Control and had been trained in data protection law. B’s partner applied for a job at the council and B accessed the authority’s recruitment system and emailed the personal information, including the CVs, of the 9 rival shortlisted candidates to his own work email address and also his partner’s Hotmail account. When the data breach was discovered, B resigned and although his partner had initially been successful, her employment was also terminated because her appointment was based on an invalid recruitment process.
Former council officer fined for emailing CVs of rival job applicants to his partner
Article by: Makbool Javaid |