Departmental Data Protection

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 30th March 2010.

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Photo of Iain Duncan Smith Iain Duncan Smith Conservative, Chingford and Woodford Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many data security incidents there were in her Department in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10; and what estimate she has made of the number of persons affected.

Photo of Jonathan R Shaw Jonathan R Shaw Minister of State (Disabled People), Regional Affairs, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Disabled People), Department for Work and Pensions

The Department published details of data security incidents which arose during 2008-09, including the numbers of individuals affected, in the annual resource account which was published on 21 August 2009. We will be publishing the information for the year 2009-10 in the next resource account. The information is currently being compiled and verified before it is laid before Parliament.

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