Droylsden woman sentenced for criminally accessing personal data
Saturday 25th March 2017 15:05 Droylsden News Posted by Adam Higgins

A Droylsden woman has been given a suspended jail sentence for gaining unauthorised access to computer data under the Computer Misuse Act.

Appearing in front of Tameside magistrates, Lauren Hobin, of West Drive, pleaded guilty to the offence.

The court heard she had attempted to access confidential personal medical records from her employer.

Magistrates said the public needed to be confident that such records were kept confidentially.

She was given an eight weeks prison term, suspended for 12 months.

The 25-year-old was also ordered to carry out 40 hours of unpaid work, pay £100 compensation, £150 crown prosecution costs and a £115 victim surcharge.