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Former hospital worker prosecuted for inappropriately accessing patient records

Sunday 1st Jul 2018

A former employee of a Milton Keynes hospital trust has been prosecuted for accessing patient records without authorisation. These included the patient records of her ex-partner and a woman who claimed that Ms Harrison had used the information to harass her and had complained to the Trust. The employee pleaded guilty to unlawfully accessing personal data and unlawfully disclosing personal data in breach of s55 of the Data Protection Act 1998 at Milton Keynes Magistrates' Court on Friday 20 April. She was sentenced to offence 1 - £134, offence 2 - £166 and victim surcharge of £30. Under GDPR fines have increased substantially.

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