Centralised databases abused by > 300 police officers per year

Over 900 police officers and staff in the UK were subject to internal disciplinary procedures for breaching the Data Protection Act (DPA) over the past three years, the Big Brother Watch revealed.

After putting in a host of Freedom of Information (FoI) requests with forces across the UK, the Big Brother Watched discovered 98 police officers and staff were fired for breaching the Act.

The data also showed 243 received criminal convictions for breaking laws set down by the DPA.

This shows another reason why we should stay away from centralised databases.

via Police database abuse ‘hugely intrusive’ | IT PRO.

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