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Employee prosecuted for unlawfully obtaining client data

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An employee working for a waste management company in Shropshire, who sent details of 957 clients of that company to his personal email address before leaving to start a new role at a rival company, has been prosecuted by the Information Commissioners Office.

The employee pleaded guilty to unlawfully obtaining personal data in the form of contact details and the purchase history of customers. He was ordered to pay a fine of £300.00 and £405.98 in costs.

Written by
Robin Aston
13th June 2016