Departmental Data Protection

Home Department written question – answered on 9th February 2012.

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Photo of David Davis David Davis Conservative, Haltemprice and Howden

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases of (a) data loss and (b) breaches of confidentiality occurred in her Department in 2011.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green The Minister for Immigration

holding answer 8 February 2012

The Home Office has published details of protected personal data related incidents notified to the Information Commissioner's Office in 2010-11 in its resource accounts. Of these incidents two related to cases of data loss and two related to breaches of confidentiality.

The Home Office has also published details of incidents deemed by the Data Controller not to fall within the criteria for report to the Information Commissioner's Office. Of these incidents eight related to cases of data loss and 10 related to breaches of confidentiality. This information is collated annually. Figures covering the period 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012 are due to be published in Quarter 2 2012.

The 2010-11 resource accounts are available from the Home Office website at:

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