Thursday, 12 November 2015

CPS fined after two laptops were stolen

"The Crown Prosecution Service has been fined £200,000 after laptops containing videos of police interviews with sex assault victims, including evidence which is believed to be linked to Jimmy Savile's former chauffeur, were stolen."

"The CPS lost interviews linked to 31 investigations, including some with victims of sex and violence offences."

"The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) said one of the cases related to historical allegations against "a high-profile individual" - thought to refer to Savile's former chauffeur Ray Teret, who was jailed last year for sex offences."

"The two laptops, which contained interviews with 43 victims and witnesses, were stolen last year."

"The videos were being edited by a Manchester-based film company so that they could be used in criminal proceedings when they were stolen from a flat used by the film company as a studio."

"The laptops, which were left on a desk, were password protected but not encrypted and the studio had no alarm and insufficient security, the ICO said."

"The ICO said many of the victims were vulnerable and had already endured distressing interviews with police."

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