Claire Miller reports:
A Cardiff council employee resigned after he was found to have accessed information about his tenants’ housing benefit claims while at work.
An investigation was launched in December last year against the benefits officer for multiple inappropriate access to records relating to a property of which he is landlord.
He has since resigned, and no breach of the Data Protection Act was found, as the person the data was about claimed to have consented.
Investigations relating to complaints from his ex-tenants about their records being accessed are pending.
The complaints against the member of staff were two of 43 potential breaches of the Data Protection Act reported to the council between February, 2009, and June 15, 2011, according to figures released under the Freedom of Information Act.
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