Brettle, Catherine

Date

19 April 2018

Charges

Ms. Brettle admitted that on 12 April 2017 before Swansea Magistrates Court she pleaded guilty to the following offences:

  • On 30/03/2016 at Carmarthen caused a computer to perform a function with intent to secure unauthorised access to a program or data held in a computer or to enable any such access to be so secured. Contrary to s.1(1) and (3) of the Computer Misuse Act 1990.
  • On 31/03/2016 at Carmarthen caused a computer to perform a function with intent to secure unauthorised access to a program or data held in a computer or to enable any such access to be so secured. Contrary to s.1(1) and (3) of the Computer Misuse Act 1990.
  • On 04/07/2017 at Carmarthen, without the consent of the data controller, knowingly or recklessly obtained personal data. Contrary to s.55(3) and 60(2) of the Data Protection Act 1998.
  • Ms Brettle breached Principle 2.2 and 3 of the CILEx Code of Conduct 2015 which requires members not to engage in conduct that could undermine or affect adversely the confidence and trust placed in you and your profession by your client, your employer, professional colleagues and the public and others (Principle 2.2) and to behave with honesty and integrity (Principle 3).
  • Ms. Brettle agreed with CILEx Regulation to be excluded from CILEx for a minimum period of two years. Ms. Brettle agreed that no application may be made for reinstatement before two years.

Outcome

Catherine Brettle admitted the misconduct and a Determination by Consent was agreed between CILEx Regulation and Ms Brettle.

Sanction

Catherine Brettle was excluded from membership for a minimum period of two years.