Dec 302009
 December 30, 2009  Posted by  Breaches, Non-U.S.

Ben Kendall reports on a case where the details are frustratingly vague as yet:

A County Hall employee has been suspended from duty after being arrested as part of a police investigation into allegations that she leaked sensitive information about vulnerable people.

The female member of staff was interviewed by officers from a Norfolk police unit which specialises in the protection of vulnerable children and adults following her arrest on December 23.

A police spokesman confirmed the woman has now been released on bail pending further inquiries. The 51-year-old is suspected of offences under the data protection act.

Last night a Norfolk County Council spokesman refused to confirm the nature of the information involved. The EDP understands the investigation does not relate to children in the care of the authority but is linked to social services.

A source said the offence was being treated seriously as it exposed security flaws which could compromise public safety or be exploited by criminals.

It is believed that the woman was seeking to access information which could have been exploited by a future employer.

Read more on EDP24.

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