UK: North Yorkshire Police in 39 data protection law breaches

Julie Hayes reports:

North Yorkshire police officers and staff breached data protection laws 39 times in the past three years, the force has revealed.

In response to a Freedom of Information request, North Yorkshire Police said the incidents included officers and staff conducting checks of private telephone numbers, obtaining personal data without consent, accessing personal and custody records “inappropriately and without good reason” and attempting to secure unauthorised access to computer programmes and data.

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