A former employee of Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust, Brioney Woolfe, has been prosecuted at The Colchester Magistrates’ Court. The former Midwifery Assistant pleaded guilty to two offences under section 55 of the Data Protection Act for accessing the sensitive health records of friends and people she knew and disclosing some of the personal information obtained. Ms Woolfe was fined £400 for the offence of obtaining personal data and £650 for disclosing it. Ms Woolfe was ordered to pay prosecution costs of £600 and a victim surcharge £65.