‘’This is a deeply alarming development and
follows hot on the heels of separate reports of theft and trespassing on
the police estate. The public will be rightly seeking answers and they
deserve to see a robust response from the PSNI senior command.
Any data breach is unacceptable but more so when it disclose personal information identifying rank and file officers. The scale of this breach seems unprecedented.
This not only jeopardises the safety of officers but will further undermine morale within the organisation at a time when staff are holding the line amid unprecedented budget cuts.
Those employed by the PSNI in any capacity deserve to have their rights and interests protected by the leadership of the police force they serve.
It is high time errors of this magnitude become a thing of the past in the delivery of policing in Northern Ireland. We will raising these concerns with the Chief Constable directly in the coming days.’’