The U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office cleared two former Metropolitan Police Service officers of charges of unlawfully retaining and disclosing personal data. The investigation launched after the ICO received a referral from the MPS, and after it received advice from its external legal counsel, the agency announced it would not take formal regulatory action. The ICO investigation took place under the Data Protection Act 1998. The ICO advises organizations that hold any form of personal information to note that the law has since been updated and ensure retiring or transitioning employees are compliant with the act.
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