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Departmental Data Protection

Volume 495: debated on Tuesday 30 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many breaches of information security there have been at his Department since its creation. (281096)

There have been no breaches of information security in the Department.

The Department and its agencies will report all significant personal data security breaches to the Cabinet Office and the ICO. Information on any 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.