Corrupt disclosure

Following on from yesterday’s post, a sad illustration of the damage that corrupt data-disclosure can cause. Following a row over a car parking space:

Three people appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on Monday and denied the manslaughter of Bernard Gilbert, 79. He collapsed and died after a brick was thrown through the window of his home in Spondon, Derby, on 28 January 2007.

How did the defendants track Mr Gilbert down? Through a friend of a friend, who happened to be a serving police officer with no scruples about misusing the Police National Database.

This database has the greatest audit resource of any system, and still officers are willing and able to access it improperly. It doesn’t inspire confidence for the future security of data on Contactpoint and eCAF.

HT: UK Liberty

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