UK: Police officers suspended in crackdown on illegal snooping

David Leask reports:

Dozens of Scottish police officers are under criminal investigation in a clampdown on data breaches involving the force computer system.

A total of 43 officers have been put on to restricted duties and another officer has been suspended, solely because of ­allegations of illegally accessing confidential information.

Read more on Herald Scotland. The number represents a tiny percentage of the overall workforce, but yes, there is always room for improvement, and cracking down on misuse of confidential databases is important.

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