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Departmental Data Protection

Home Department written question – answered on 11th June 2009.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many officials in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have been (i) disciplined and (ii) dismissed for (A) breaches of data protection requirements and (B) inappropriate use of personal or sensitive data in the last 12 months.

Photo of Phil Woolas Phil Woolas Minister of State (the North West), Home Office, Minister of State (the North West), HM Treasury, Minister of State (the North West), Regional Affairs

The information requested is set out in the following table:

Disciplined Dismissed
HO UKBA IPS CRB HO UKBA IPS CRB
Breaches of data protection requirements 0 (1) 8 0 0 (1) 7 0
Inappropriate use of personal or sensitive data (1) (1) 0 0 (1) 0 (1) 0
(1)Less than five. Note: Where there have been less than five such cases it is the policy of the Home Office to confine this information on grounds of confidentiality.

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