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Revealed: 779 cases of data misuse across 34 British police forces

Probe finds widespread abuse of cop IT systems by personnel

By John Leyden 26 Jul 2017
 
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A freedom-of-information request by Huntsman Security has discovered that UK police forces detected and investigated at least 779 cases of potential data misuse by personnel between January 2016 and April 2017.

 

Despite the high number of cases, the same request also revealed that the vast majority of the 34 police forces approached1 are taking steps to improve their monitoring systems. For all but one of the forces, those plans include monitoring IT systems to ensure they aren’t being accessed or used for unethical purposes.

 

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