PFNI calls seeks ‘credible explanations’ following second data breach
The Chair of the Police Federation (PFNI), Liam Kelly, has said there’s a need for credible explanations from the Service following confirmation of a second data breach containing details of hundreds of officers.
“This confirmation by the Service makes matters worse. Clearly, urgent answers are required. How did this happen? What steps were put in place to advise and safeguard so many colleagues?
“The major security breach was bad enough, but this heaps further additional pressure on the PSNI to produce credible explanations around data security protocols and the impact on officer safety.
“Speed is of the essence. This cannot be dragged out as officers of all ranks throughout the Service are seeking reassurance and an effective action plan containing all necessary measures to counter the damage and minimise risk.
“I have been inundated with calls from worried officers. The Police Federation has had in-depth discussions already with the PSNI Senior Command and they fully accept and recognise the gravity of this situation and the depth of officer anger and concern”