UK: Information Commissioner’s Office announces prosecution

Nilesh Morar has been prosecuted at Nuneaton Magistrates’ Court for the offence of unlawfully obtaining personal data.  The defendant, who at the time worked at Leicester City Council, emailed personal data relating to 349 individuals, which included sensitive personal data of service users of the Adult Social Care Department, to his personal email address without his employer, the data controller’s, consent.

Mr Morar pleaded guilty to the offence under section 55 of the Data Protection Act, and was fined £160, ordered to pay £364.08 prosecution costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

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