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Breach of Data Protection 2013-2015

Question

1. How many employees at your force (including both officers and staff) have been found to have breached data protection rules in the last three years?

 (This might, for example, include accessing information for a purpose other than policing, or looking at files they do not have permission to view).

 I would like the following information broken down by year for 2013, 2014, and 2015. This relates to the year that the report was made, even if the breach took place in another year.

 2. For each case, please state:

 The rank of the individual

  • Any action that was taken
  • Any details of the data breach that you can provide (i.e. the type of information that was searched for). If this is not possible, please exclude from my request.

3. In addition, I would also like the number of allegations made that were made and dropped due to lack of evidence or complaints that were withdrawn. Please also break down by year.

 

Answer

1. In 2013 we have identified 35 employees who were found to have breached data protection rules. In 2014 we have identified 23 employees and in 2015 we have identified 11 employees.

2. Please find the information in the table below:

 

OUTCOME

Rank

Nature of Breach

2013

 

 

Management Advice

PC

Research person details for own benefit

Management Advice

PC

Research person details for own benefit

Management Action

PC

Research person details for own benefit

Written Warning

PC

Research person details for own benefit

Retired/Resigned

PC

Disclosure to a third party

Retired/Resigned

PCSO

Research person details for own benefit

Management Action

Police Staff

Research person details for own benefit

Management Action

Police Staff

Research person details for own benefit

Retired/Resigned

SC

Disclosure to a third party

Retired/Resigned

Police Staff

Disclosure to a third party

Management Action

PCSO

Research person details for own benefit

Final Written Warning

Police Staff

Research person details for own benefit

Management Action

PC

Disclosure to a third party

Retired/Resigned

PCSO

Research person details for own benefit

Retired/Resigned

Police Staff

Research person details for own benefit

Management Action

PCSO

Disclosure to a third party

Retired/Resigned

PCSO

Research person details for own benefit

Final Written Warning

PCSO

Research person details for own benefit

Management Action

DI

Disclosure to a third party

Management Action

PC

Disclosure to a third party

Management Action

SGT

Disclosure to a third party

Management Action

Police Staff

Disclosure to a third party

Dismiss Without Notice

Police Staff

Research person details for own benefit

Retired/Resigned

PC

Research person details for own benefit

Retired/Resigned

PC

Disclosure to a third party

Verbal Warning

Police Staff

Disclosure to a third party

Management Action

PC

Research person details for own benefit

Management Action

PC

Disclosure to a third party

Management Action

PC

Disclosure to a third party

Verbal Warning

PCSO

Research person details for own benefit

Management Action

DC

Research person details for own benefit

Management Advice

DS

Research person details for own benefit

Management Advice

INSP

Research person details for own benefit

Final Written Warning

Police Staff

Research person details for own benefit

Retired/Resigned

PC

Research person details for own benefit

2014

 

 

Final Written Warning

Police Staff

Research person details for own benefit

Retired/Resigned

PC

Research person details for own benefit

Management Action

Police Staff

Research person details for own benefit

Final Written Warning

PC

Research person details for own benefit

Management Action

Police Staff

Research person details for own benefit

Issue or Reinstate Verbal Warning

PCSO

Disclosure to a third party

Management Action

PCSO

Disclosure to a third party

Verbal Warning

Police Staff

Disclosure to a third party

Dismiss Without Notice

Police Staff

Disclosure to a third party

Written Warning

SC

Disclosure to a third party

Final Written Warning

Police Staff

Research person details for own benefit

First Written Warning

Police Staff

Research person details for own benefit

Management Action

PC

Research person details for own benefit

Management Action

Police Staff

Research person details for own benefit and Disclosure to a third party

Management Action

PC

Disclosure to a third party

Retired/Resigned

Police Staff

Research person details for own benefit

Retired/Resigned

Police Staff

Disclosure to a third party

Retired/Resigned

Police Staff

Research person details for own benefit

Management Action

PC

Research person details for own benefit

Retired/Resigned

Police Staff

Research person details for own benefit

Retired/Resigned

PCSO

Research person details for own benefit and Disclosure to a third party

Management Action

PC

Disclosure to a third party

Management Action

PCSO

Disclosure to a third party

2015

 

 

Management Action

PC

Disclosure to a third party

Management Action

PC

Disclosure to a third party

Management Action

DC

Disclosure to a third party

First Written Warning

Police Staff

Research person details for own benefit

Management Action

Police Staff

Disclosure to a third party

Management Action

Police Staff

Disclosure to a third party

Management Action

PC

Disclosure to a third party

Management Action

PC

Research person details for own benefit

Management Action

PC

Disclosure to a third party

Management Action

Police Staff

Research person details for own benefit

Management Action

PC

Disclosure to a third party

 

3. Please find the information in the table below, please note there is no category of recording “dropped due to lack of evidence”. All cases are investigated to determine whether or not there is a “case to answer”.

 

 

Complaints

(Allegation Type X - Improper   disclosure of information)

Conduct

(Allegation Type 07 –   Confidentiality)

Calendar Year

No case to answer

Withdrawn

No case to answer

Withdrawn

2012

0

0

19

0

2013

3

0

12

0

2014

1

0

8

0

2015

2

1

3

0

 

FOI Ref: 693/16

Date of Request: 09.05.16