Watchdog Finds Prosecutors, Police Guilty Of Data Breaches

Law360, London (November 12, 2020, 2:56 PM GMT) -- Police officers and staff at the Crown Prosecution Service committed an "unacceptable" level of data breaches in which casework and the personal details of witnesses were disclosed, according to a regulator's report published on Thursday.

The level of breach is "unacceptable," the Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate said after finding data security lapses in 14% of the case files from the CPS that it examined. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green) HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate said it examined 700 case files from the CPS in an inspection to ensure that the service, which brings criminal prosecutions in England and Wales, is securely managing case information. It...

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