Data Protection breaches

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Jonathan Mantle

Dear Department for Education,

Please can you tell me how many times you have had to regsinter a Data Protection Breach with the ICO since 01/01/15 until time of writing?

Yours faithfully,

Jonathan Mantle

Department for Education

Dear Mr Mantle

Thank you for your recent enquiry. A reply will be sent to you as soon as possible. For information; the departmental standard for correspondence received is that responses should be sent within 20 working days as you are requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your correspondence has been allocated reference number 2016-0026945.

Thank you

Department for Education
Ministerial and Public Communications Division
Tel: 0370 000 2288

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Department for Education

Dear Mr Mantle

Ref: 2016-0026945

I am writing in response to your email of the 23 May regarding data protection breaches. You requested the following:

Please can you tell me how many times you have had to register a Data Protection Breach with the ICO since 01/01/15 until time of writing?

Your request has been considered in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I can confirm that the department holds the information that you have requested.

The Department for Education has registered two Data Protection breaches with the ICO since 01/01/15.

Details of the first are available in the department’s 2014-2015 annual report:

Details of the second Data Protection breach will be published in the 2015-2016 annual report.

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Yours sincerely,
Andy Ratcliffe
Departmental Security Unit
Department for Education