Police officers who accessed the police database without permission, in Derby, resigned before they could be punished a Freedom of Information request has found. 

This is Derbyshire report: 

NINETEEN members of staff at Derbyshire police have breached data protection rules in the last three years by accessing information they were not allowed to see.

One officer searched the force database to find information logged about his relationship with an illegal immigrant. He resigned before misconduct proceedings could take place.

An inspector was dismissed after he searched the force computer system and accessed information on an “associate” for a purpose other than policing.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.