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Councils are failing to prosecute staff caught using a sensitive government database to snoop on celebrities and members of the public, disclosures under the Freedom of Information Act have revealed.
The revelation has promoted accusations that local authorities and the DWP are trying to keep the breaches quiet.
Phil Booth, national organiser for campaign group No2ID, said, "They are reluctant to prosecute because that will give the wrong message that the database is insecure from the inside."
"These are the people we are supposed to be able to trust," he said.