A former Recruitment Consultant who illegally obtained personal information, namely information relating to clients and service users, has been prosecuted.

Daniel Short of Barnstaple Cross, Crediton, handed in his notice to his former employer and intended to set up his own recruitment business. Mr Short took a total of 272 CVs from his former employer’s database.

Daniel Short, appeared before Exeter Magistrates’ Court and admitted the offence of unlawfully obtaining personal data, in breach of s55 of the Data Protection Act 1998. He was fined £355, ordered to pay a £35 victim surcharge and was also ordered to pay £700 costs.