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Government Departments: Data Protection

Volume 497: debated on Wednesday 14 October 2009

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what (a) losses of information and (b) breaches of information security have been reported to her Department by other Government departments since June 2008. (288962)

As required in the cross government data handling review and to facilitate greater openness and transparency of data security breaches, Departments are required to report on significant personal information security breaches in their annual resource accounts. The first summary reports by Departments were published in their annual resource accounts at the end of the 2007-08 reporting year and these have now been followed by the 2008-09 accounts. These reports are publicly available through departmental websites.