A Restorative Justice Caseworker has been prosecuted for sending sensitive personal data to her own personal email account without authorisation.

Jeannette Baines had worked at Victim Support and sent spreadsheets containing a combination of victim and offender data from her work email address to her personal email address during her last week of employment.

Jeannette Baines, of Merseyside appeared before Blackpool Magistrates’ Court and was found guilty of obtaining personal data, in breach of s55 of the Data Protection Act 1998. She was sentenced to a 3 year conditional discharge, ordered to pay costs of £600 and a victim surcharge of £20.