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EMPLOYEES WARNED NOT TO SHARE OTHER PEOPLE’S INFORMATION

Article posted Wednesday 13th September 2017

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is warning employees that, without consent or a valid reason, it is often illegal to pass on to third parties other people’s personal information that you have access to as part of your job.

A recruitment manager at a Walsall based domestic services company was prosecuted after he was found to have sent copies of 26 CVs containing the personal data of applicants seeking employment to an external recruitment firm, without a business need to do so.

Stuart Franklin, 39, of Birmingham, pleaded guilty to an offence under section 55 of the Data Protection Act. He was fined £573 and ordered to pay £364 prosecution costs and a £57 victim surcharge.

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