Northern Ireland

Man charged with PSNI data leak to appear in court

A man in his 50s was charged in connection with the offence on Saturday evening

Simon Byrne: The PSNI Chief Constable confirmed that the information from the data breach was in the hands of dissident republicans. Picture: Getty

A man charged with possessing documents in relation to a major data breach at the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) will appear in court today.

In an error made by a junior member of staff when responding to a Freedom of Information request, personal data on all currently serving members of the PSNI was published last Tuesday.

Details released included the surname and first initial of every employee, their rank or grade, where they ...