UK: Former Solent NHS Trust employee prosecuted for Section 55 offense

From the Information Commissioner’s Office:

A former administrative employee of Solent NHS Trust, Kayleigh Evans, has been prosecuted at West Hampshire Magistrates’ Court for accessing the sensitive medical records of a former girlfriend of her partner, without the consent of the data controller. The unlawful accesses to the records were over a 10 month period. Ms Evans pleaded guilty to the offence under section 55 of the Data Protection Act and was fined £400, ordered to pay £683.60 prosecution costs and a £40 victim surcharge.

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