The Pensions Regulator is prosecuting the directors and some senior individuals at a Derbyshire based national recruitment firm.
This is the first time the TPR has launched prosecutions for computer misuse. The firm called Workchain Ltd, and formally known as Smart Recruitment UK Ltd, is accused of using employees personal details to log into their workplace pension scheme and terminate their employees membership of the scheme. Employees can opt out of the scheme, but they are required to do this themselves.
The defendants, who have all been publicly named, have been summoned to Derby Magistrates Court on 7th June 2018. If convicted for computer misuse in a magistrates’ court the maximum sentence is six months’ imprisonment and/or an unlimited fine. Or two years’ imprisonment and/or and unlimited fine if committed to the Crown Court.
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