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237 UK police force staff punished for misusing IT systems in last 2 years

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In the last two years, 237 officers and admin staff have been punished for a variety of offences, including taking pictures of screens showing police databases and sharing them online, accessing data relating to civil cases that staff were involved in, and misusing social media.

Punished how? I'd like to know how they define the punishments and the severity of the case.

If they're sharing the login screen of the PCT on Twitter and saying "look at this loading bar, I've been trying to log in for half an hour and it's just spinning", to my mind that's in the public interest not really disciplinary-worthy beyond a finger wag and some tutting, I suspect others may disagree.

On the other hand if they're taking pictures of people's criminal records or any other juicy info to pass onto the tabloids, gangsters or other dodgy types, then I'd expect the level of discipline involved to be career-ending.

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