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Data Breaches in UK Up More Than Tenfold in Five Years

(August 30, 2012)

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) says that over the past five years, data security breaches in the UK have increased more than 1,000 percent. The figure is slightly higher for local government breaches, and slightly lower for National Health Service (NHS) breaches.

The dramatic increase may be attributable in part to organizations reporting more breaches than they have in the past because of increased awareness and legal requirements to keep personal data safe.

Telecommunications is the only sector that showed a decline in the number of breaches reported over the given period of time.


Posted in Data Protection Act.