Prosecution for unlawful disclosure of CVs

Stuart Franklin has been prosecuted at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court for the offence of unlawfully disclosing personal data. The defendant, who at the time worked at a Walsall based domestic services company, emailed the CVs of 26 job applicants to a third party company without his employer, the data controller’s, consent.

Mr Franklin pleaded guilty to the offence under section 55 of the Data Protection Act, and was fined £573, ordered to pay £364 prosecution costs and a £57 victim surcharge.

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