Former PCC to accused of data breach

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Former PCC to accused of data breach

The Crown Prosecution Service has confirmed that the former Police and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire is facing prosecution.

Adam Simmonds has been charged with one offence of breaching the Data Protection Act.

The CPS says the case involves the unlawful disclosure of confidential information.

Below is the statement the CPS has given Connect FM:

A spokesperson for the Crown Prosecution Service said:

“After a thorough review of the evidence we have decided to charge Adam Simmonds with one offence of breaching the Data Protection Act 1998.

“The case met the test set out in the Code for Crown Prosecutors that there is a realistic prospect of a conviction and it is in the public interest.

“Mr Simmonds’ lawyers have been informed.”

Additional points to note

“This case involves the unlawful disclosure of confidential information by Adam Simmonds while he was the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Northamptonshire.

“He has been charged with one offence of breaching Section 55 of the Data Protection Act 1998.”

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