News : Tesco Call Centre Worker in Court Over Customer Data Breach
Dundee, UK, April 22, 2016 -- A Tesco call centre worker who emailed himself copies of customer details from the supermarket provider's database will be sentenced next month.
Thomas Wengierow admitted a charge under the Data Protection Act committed when he worked at the company's Baird Avenue centre in Dundee.
Dundee Sheriff Court heard he knowingly or recklessly obtained or disclosed personal data from a Tesco database.
Wengierow then copied the details into an email and sent it to himself.
Th 47-year-old Lithuanian, who returned to Scotland from his home country for the hearing, pleaded guilty to the charge.
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David Duncan, defending, said the court would require social work background reports before sentence could be passed.
Sheriff Lorna Drummond deferred sentence until May.
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