A former data co-ordinator employed by The University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust has been prosecuted at North Staffordshire Magistrates’ Court. Linda Reeves accessed the sensitive medical records of colleagues as well as people she knew that lived in her locality, without the consent of the data controller. Ms Reeves pleaded guilty to the offence under section 55 of the Data Protection Act and was fined £700, ordered to pay costs of £364.08 and a £70 Victim Surcharge.