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Departmental Data Protection

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) attempts and (b) successful attempts were made to gain unauthorised access to each (i) database and (ii) ICT system run by his Department in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. (286542)

The Northern Ireland Office does not maintain a record of unsuccessful attempts to gain unauthorised access to its databases or ICT systems. There have been no successful attempts to gain access to any departmental databases or ICT systems in the last five years.