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Friday, March 11, 2016

Ofcom 'disappointed' over employee's data misuse

Ofcom 'disappointed' over employee's data misuse: "According to media reports, a broadcaster notified Ofcom that one of its new employees, a former Ofcom staff member, had offered to hand over TV company information he had downloaded from Ofcom systems before leaving the organisation. The Guardian reported that the broadcaster's senior management did not exploit the information but instead told Ofcom about the incident.

An Ofcom spokesperson said: "On 26 February we became aware of an incident involving the misuse of third-party data by a former Ofcom employee. This was a breach of the former employee’s statutory duty under the Communications Act and a breach of the contract with Ofcom."
"Ofcom takes the protection of data extremely seriously, and we are very disappointed that a former employee has chosen to act in this manner. The extent of the disclosure was limited and has been contained, and we have taken urgent steps to inform all parties," they said." 'via Blog this'

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