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Departmental Data Protection

Volume 473: debated on Monday 17 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many confirmed data security breaches there have been in his Department in the last 36 months; and what action was taken after each occurrence. (170250)

I refer the hon. Member to the statement made by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on 21 November 2007, Official Report, column 1179. The review by the Cabinet Secretary and security experts is looking at procedures within Departments and agencies for the storage and use of data. A statement on Departments’ procedures will be made on completion of the review.