Departmental Data Protection

Justice written question – answered on 9th June 2009.

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Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many notifications his Department made to the Information Commissioner in the year ended 30 April 2009 in respect of the loss or mishandling of personal information or data; what was notified in each such case; and how many individuals were the subjects of personal information or data in respect of which such notifications were made.

Photo of Michael Wills Michael Wills Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

In the year ending 30 April 2009 the Ministry of Justice formally reported two personal data related incidents to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

In each instance the ICO was notified of the circumstances of the incident, the number of people affected, the nature of the data involved and the investigations being undertaken.

The number of individuals potentially affected by the two incidents were 89 and 1,500.

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