Hull man guilty of snooping on hundreds of medical records
He broke the Computer Misuse Act out of 'curiousity'
A Hull man has been given a suspended sentence for looking at hundreds of women's medical records.
Dale Trever, 22, was working for Hull Primary Care Trust as a "care data quality facilitator" when he accessed medical records of 413 female patients. The court was told he accessed records 597 times.
He started his snooping when a female work colleague turned him down for a date, the East Riding Mail reports.
He also looked at medical records relating to a colleague's deceased husband, an ex-girlfriend and girls he'd been to school with, the court heard.
Trever pleaded guilty to seven counts of breaking the Computer Misuse Act and said he'd acted out of idle curiousity.
He was sentenced to six months, suspended for two years.
A GP's practice manager became suspicious as to why Trever was accessing records with no apparent need. Trever resigned shortly after these complaints were made.
Wasn't this expected, predicted?
"The court was told he accessed records 597 times..........Trever pleaded guilty to seven counts of breaking the Computer Misuse Act"
Why wasn't this 579 counts of breaking the Act? Why did it take an on-the-ball' practice manager to 'suspect' this, instead of in-built warning systems to detect it?
Have the people who medical records have been browsed my this sad idiot been told that their data privacy has been breached and been advised of steps they can take to bring action against the idiot or the NHS? I doubt it. The only thing we can be sure of is that any Government organisation will totally foul-up any data protection obligations they have.
This is what happens
When you restrict people's internet access at lunchtimes. They have nothing better to do, and can't look on spacebook, so they idly flick through random women's medical records. If they'd have let him browse porn at luncthime, there'd be no problem.
So now theres proof that you can whip through those huge databases that UK poli's have been saying are "Absolutely Secure", collect whatever information you want, and then just walk off the charge by saying you were curious.
Six months suspended is a joke!