Gloucester Police Fined For Disclosing Victim Details In Bulk Email


An officer failed to activate the ‘BCC’ function in a bulk email, landing the force a £80,000 penalty

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Gloucester Police £80,000 after it inadvertently identified child abuse victims in a bulk email.

The case is one of the few that are still being dealt with under the provisions of the 1998 Data Protection Act, rather than the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force last month, and which allows for much higher fines than older legislation.

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Source: Silicon