Harlow-based businessman on data protection charges
News / Wed 26th Mar 2014 at 10:03am
A BUSINESSMAN, based in Harlow has been charged with data protection offences alongside two National Crime Agency officers.
In an exclusive report by The Independent, it has revealed that Glynn Evans, a director with Corporate Security Consultants (CSC)
which is based on Station Road in Old Harlow is alleged to have unlawfully obtained secret counter-terrorism documents.
Mr Evans, who is still listed as a CSC director at Companies House, was charged with unlawfully obtaining sensitive information in the form of a counter-terrorism tasking assessment classed as secret.
The case is being prosecuted by the Information Commissioner, who enforces the Data Protection Act.
The Independent reports that “According to his LinkedIn page”, Mr Evans spent 23 years with Essex Police before moving to Norfolk where he rose to be a superintendent. He then became a director of CSC. On its website, CSC claims to have provided security for British, American and Canadian diplomats – and one “member of the British Royal Family”.
A CSC spokesman told The Independent: “We were totally unaware that Mr Evans was involved in any ongoing investigation, and as soon as we were made aware of this fact his employment with the company was terminated immediately. Group CSC has had no further dealings with Mr Evans.”
Full details of the allegations and background to the case can be found here