FOI release

Breach of computer/privacy policies by members of staff

An information request and disclosure relating to departmental staff dismissed or prosecuted due to abuse of computer systems or breach of privacy policies

Detail

  • Date requested: 03 August 2010
  • Publish Date: 25 August 2010
  • Updated: 10 November 2010

Request

  1. How many employees from your department have been dismissed from their employment in the last five years due to abuse of computer systems or breach of computer/privacy policies?
  2. How many prosecutions has the department sought due to abuses of computer systems under the Computer Misuse Act 1990? 

Release

In the last five years

  • only one civil servant has been dismissed from the department for abuse of computer systems/breach of computer and privacy policies
  • no prosecutions have been made by the department due to abuses of computer systems under the Computer Misuse Act 1990.