Letter from Andrew McDonald, dated
As Chief Executive of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking about cases of data loss and breaches of confidentiality at IPSA in 2011.
There were two cases of data loss:
An IPSA BlackBerry was stolen during a household burglary. The BlackBerry was security protected and encrypted.
A personal computer owned by an IPSA employee was stolen during a household burglary. The computer did not contain sensitive personal data.
There have been no breaches of confidentiality.
There are two incidents recorded in IPSA's information security log where an email message was sent to the wrong MP. Neither message contained sensitive personal data.