Kent Man Sentenced for Tweeting Personal Data

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A UK man has been prosecuted after tweeting highly sensitive details about a vulnerable adult and threatening to publish even more personal data he acquired on a USB stick.

It’s unclear how William Godfrey, 30, of Bull Lane, Bethersden, came into possession of the USB stick but he had previously been in a relationship with a probation officer, according to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

In July 2016 he tweeted the name and address of a “vulnerable adult,” together with info on their health and sexual life, to the accounts of the ICO, Independent Police Complaints Commission and Surrey Police.

On the same day he emailed the ICO threatening to publish yet more personal info from a 40-page document which included details of a victim of a sexual offence.

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