Stuart Franklin has been prosecuted at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court for the offence of unlawfully disclosing personal data. The defendant, who at the time worked at a Walsall based domestic services company, emailed the CVs of 26 job applicants to a third party company without his employer, the data controller’s, consent.

Mr Franklin pleaded guilty to the offence under section 55 of the Data Protection Act, and was fined £573, ordered to pay £364 prosecution costs and a £57 victim surcharge.