SBI uncovers a law enforcement officer on illegal collection of personal data of Ternopil terrorists, which later appeared on russian resources


SBI officers served a notice of suspicion to a law enforcement officer from Ternopil region. He was illegally collecting personal data of volunteers of the Territorial Defence Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Later, one of the russian propaganda resources published this personal data of the members of the Ternopil terrorist defence.

During the investigation of the information leak, it was found that a local law enforcer illegally collected information about members of the territorial defence in Ternopil region from databases he had access to.

The offender systematised and stored the names of the territorial defence members, their dates of birth, place of registration and residence, ownership of movable and immovable property, firearms and special equipment, and contact numbers of relatives.

He often sent this data to another law enforcement officer via unprotected communication channels. This way, confidential information could end up in the enemy's hands.

The investigation is currently establishing why he collected such a large amount of data and how the personal data of the terrorist fighters got to Russian propagandists.

The law enforcement officer was served a notice of suspicion of illegal collection, storage, use and dissemination of confidential information (Part 1, 2 Art. 182 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

The sanction of the article provides for imprisonment for up to five years.

The Ternopil Regional Prosecutor's Office is in charge of the case.