A former customer services officer at Stockport Homes Limited (SHL) has been found guilty of unlawfully accessing personal data without a legitimate reason to do so. Wendy Masterson spent time looking at anti social behaviour cases on SHL's case management system when she wasnít authorised to do so. She accessed the system a total of 67 times between January and December 2017. The offences came to light following an audit of Mastersonís access to SHLís case management system, after concerns were raised regarding her performance, which resulted in Mastersonís suspension and her subsequent resignation. Masterson, of Middlesex Road, Stockport pleaded guilty to unlawfully accessing personal data in breach of s55 of the Data Protection Act 1998 at Stockport Magistrates Court on 6 June 2019. She was ordered to pay a £300 fine, £364.08 costs and a victim surcharge of £30.

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