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Departmental Data Protection

Volume 494: debated on Wednesday 24 June 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many breaches of information security there have been at (a) his Department and (b) its agencies in the last five years. (281085)

Data on breaches of information security for the last five years for the Department for Transport and its agencies is not held centrally.

The Department and its agencies report all significant personal data security breaches to the Cabinet Office and the Information Commissioner’s Office. Information on personal data security breaches are 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.