Aug 042009
 
 August 4, 2009  Posted by  Breaches, Non-U.S.

Nine local authority workers have been sacked after illegally accessing personal details of the public held on the government’s national identity database.

In total, 34 council workers were found to have illegally accessed the Customer Information System (CIS) database, part of a linked-up network of systems which constitute the government’s planned national identity database.

The revelation is the result of a Freedom of Information request by Computer Weekly and includes details of Cardiff and Glasgow workers who were sacked after looking up the personal details of celebrities, and a Brent council worker sacked after searching for personal details of his girlfriend.

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