Impact of CPS discretion on illicit trade in personal data

Martin Keegan made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Crown Prosecution Service

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Dear Crown Prosecution Service,

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act.

What analysis, if any, has the CPS made on the potential impact its decisions whether to prosecute persons for offences under Data Protection Act (or related common law offences such as misconduct in public office) have on the size and profitability of any black market in illicit personal data?

Yours faithfully,

Martin Keegan

Freedom of Information Unit, Crown Prosecution Service

Dear Mr Keegan


I acknowledge receipt of your request for information which was received on 22 October 2012 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please note there is a twenty working day limit (from receipt of request) in which we are required to respond to requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The deadline for your request is 19 November 2012. However, we will endeavour to respond sooner.

Yours sincerely

Mr I V Baker
Information Management Unit
E-mail: [CPS request email]

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Mr Baker,

thank you for doing me the courtesy of a holding response about my recent FOIA request. I was delighted to read that you are required to respond on or before Monday. Have a good weekend!

Yours sincerely,

Martin Keegan

Baker Ian, Crown Prosecution Service

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Dear Mr Keegan




Please find attached a response to your FOIA request.


Yours faithfully


Mr I V Baker

Information Management Unit

Crown Prosecution Service


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Dear Ian,

thank you for your response.

Yours sincerely,

Martin Keegan