Ex-Accident Claims Exec Fined Over £1.4M Data Scam

Law360, London (June 28, 2019, 3:56 PM BST) -- A former company director convicted of illegally obtaining people’s personal data and selling it to lawyers chasing personal injury claims has been fined £1,050 ($1,332) for the data scam that is believed to have raked in £1.4 million, the U.K.’s information watchdog said Friday.

David Cullen, managing director of No1 Accident Claims Ltd., was fined for breaches of data protection, issued with a confiscation order and disqualified from being a company director for five years at a sentencing hearing at Manchester Crown Court.

The Information Commissioner’s Office said it believed Cullen had profited by £1.434 million from his illegal activities. But...

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