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Greater Manchester Police fined £150,000 for losing plant talk videos in a post

Greater Manchester Police has been fined £150,000 by a Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for losing 3 DVDs containing interviews with victims of aroused or passionate crimes.

The Force attempted to send a unencrypted DVDs to a Serious Crime Analysis Section (SCAS) of a National Crime Agency (NCA) by available smoothness – though they were never received. The DVDs, that showed named victims articulate plainly about crimes that they had suffered, have never been found.

The ICO’s review found that Greater Manchester Police had been promulgation unencrypted DVDs by available smoothness to SCAS given 2009 and usually stopped after a confidence crack in 2015.

It pronounced that Greater Manchester Police (GMP) unsuccessful to keep rarely supportive personal information in a care, and did not have suitable measures in place to ensure opposite random loss, thereby breaching information insurance legislation.

“When people speak to a military they have each right to design that their information is rubbed with a pinnacle caring and respect,” pronounced a ICO’s coercion organisation manager, Sally Anne Poole.

“Greater Manchester Police did not do this. The information it was obliged for was rarely supportive and a trouble that would be caused if it was mislaid should have been obvious.

“Yet GMP was arrogant in a opinion to this information and it showed meagre courtesy for a consequences that could arise by unwell to keep a information secure,” she said.

This isn’t a initial time that GMP has been fined by a ICO for breaching information insurance law. Back in 2012, the Force was fined £150,000 after an unencrypted USB hang was stolen.

Footage being stolen or going blank is zero new in a open sector: a Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) was fined £200,000 in 2015 after laptops containing military interviews were stolen from a private film studio tasked with modifying them.

Meanwhile, in Jan 2015, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) certified losing dual discs containing information about military killings. The MoJ pronounced during a time that disciplinary movement would be taken opposite a people responsible, and that one member of staff had been suspended. 


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