Landmark jail sentence for car technician who stole customer data

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    A body repair technician has been sentenced to jail for stealing customers’ personal data from his former employer, marking the first case prosecuted by the UK’s privacy watchdog to get a jail term.

    Mustafa Kasim used a former co-workers’ login details to access the workshop’s computer system and steal accident information including the names, phone numbers and vehicle details of those involved, according to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

    The ICO usually prosecutes under GDPR-based Data Protection Act 2018, which cannot lead to a prison sentence, but for the first time it used the Computer Misuse Act 1990 – giving the sentencing court a wider range of penalties.

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    Marcus

    How long was the sentence?.

    #167222 Reply

    He was sentenced to six months in prison at at London’s Wood Green Crown Court after pleading guilty.

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