ICO reprimands Surrey and Sussex police forces

18/04/2023 | ICO

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has formally reprimanded both Surrey and Sussex police forces. The ICO issued the reprimands after an investigation revealed 1,015 employees had downloaded an app that recorded telephone calls onto their work mobile devices, resulting in the illegal recording of more than 200,000 telephone calls, including calls with victims, witnesses and suspects without their knowledge—a violation of Sections 35(1) and 45(1) under Part 3 of the Data Protection Act 2018. The ICO confirmed the reprimands were issued instead of £1 million monetary penalties for each force.  

View the Surrey Police reprimand.

View the Sussex Police reprimand.

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