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Departmental Data Protection

Defence written question – answered on 30th January 2012.

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Photo of David Davis David Davis Conservative, Haltemprice and Howden

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many incidents of data loss or breaches of confidentiality occurred in his Department in 2011.

Photo of Andrew Robathan Andrew Robathan The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

holding answer 25 January 2012

I refer my right hon. Friend to the answer I gave on 24 November 2011, Hansard, columns 545-46W. During 2011, in 13 cases which involved the loss of personal data, the information involved was assessed as protected personal data and so can be considered to involve a breach of confidentiality.

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