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West Mercia police constable found guilty of offences under the Data Protection Act

West Mercia police constable Kate Buesing has today (Thursday, 31 August 2017) been found guilty at Warwick Crown Court of two offences under the Data Protection Act, consisting of one charge of obtaining personal data and one charge of disclosing personal data, after pleading not guilty.

PC Buesing obtained and disclosed personal data from force computer systems and shared the information with a third party outside of West Mercia Police.

She has been fined £500 for each offence.

West Mercia Police takes incidents of this nature very seriously and PC Buesing will now be subject to misconduct proceedings.

Issued: Thursday, 31 August 2017  16:50  Helen Blake, Corporate Communications


Published 31/08/17