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Departmental Data Protection

Volume 494: debated on Monday 22 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many breaches of information security there have been in his Department in the last five years. (281094)

There have been no breaches of information security at the Scotland Office in the last five years.

The Office would report all significant personal data security breaches to the Cabinet Office and the ICO. Information on any personal data security breaches would be published on an annual basis in the Department’s annual resource accounts as was announced in the Data Handling Review published on 25 June 2008.

Additionally, all significant control weaknesses including other significant security breaches are included in the Statement of Internal Control which is published within the annual resource accounts.