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Departmental Data Protection

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many confirmed security breaches of databases controlled by his Department occurred in each of the last five years; whether the breach resulted from internal or external sources in each case; how many records were compromised on each occasion; and what estimate was made of the total number of records accessible to the individuals concerned. (173687)

Except in exceptional cases, when it is in the public interest, it has been the policy of successive Governments not to comment on breaches of security.