UK Civil Servants download 2 Million+ Porn Images

UK tabloid The Sun is reporting that 227 UK Civil Servants in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have been disciplined for downloading pornographic images whilst at work. The Sun reports that some 2 million images were viewed, as well as some involving child pornography / abuse. Of the 227, 16 were sacked, one has been prosecuted, and the rest have been able to continue their jobs at the Government department.

Liberal Democrat Steve Webb (Lib Dem DWP Spokesperson) believed that the government should introduce a 'zero-tolerance' policy across all departments when it came to pornography. "Any public servant who accesses porn sites at work should lose their jobs" Webb commented.

A spokesperson for the DWP said that regular checks took place on staff computers for pornography; any staff caught would be investigated. However, they also commented that many investigations into pornographic material was due to staff inadvertently clicking a link that brought them to the page, rather than an intentional action. The Sun claims the most recent check was sparked off after a DWP employee was caught watching porn at work.

View: The Sun

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