Home Office personal data incidents double in 2021/22 annual report

19/07/2022 | UK Government

The Home Office has published its Annual Report and Accounts 2021-22. Page 84 of the report contains details of its Personal Data Related Incidents. In total, the Home Office recorded 9,205 security incidents (compared with 4972 in 20-21), of which 13 were reported to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). During the period, the Home Office had 348 incidents involving the loss of inadequately protected electronic devices or paper documents from inside secured government premises (down from 1,085), with 5959 incidents from outside secured government premises (up from 1150). There were no incidents of insecure disposal of inadequately protected electronic devices or paper documents (compared with 157), 1086 unauthorised disclosures (2229), and 1059 other incidents (compared with 351). 

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