Analysis highlights scale of UK government data breaches

08/05/2024 | Infosecurity Magazine

A recent report by Apricorn, a manufacturer of hardware-encrypted USB drives, highlights the potential risk to over 10,000 customers due to data breaches and device losses within UK government departments. The company's findings are based on a compilation of annual Freedom of Information responses. While Jon Fielding, managing director of EMEA Apricorn, acknowledged that government departments are likely to experience data breaches, he expressed concern over the potential effects and repercussions for the departments and their customers. Fielding emphasised the importance of a back-to-basics approach to establish how many breaches are slipping through the net. He also stressed the need for robust backup plans in case of ransomware attacks, which are highly plausible with such sensitive data at play. The report details the losses in various departments.

Read Full Story
Bib Ben, Westminster

What is this page?

You are reading a summary article on the Privacy Newsfeed, a free resource for DPOs and other professionals with privacy or data protection responsibilities helping them stay informed of industry news all in one place. The information here is a brief snippet relating to a single piece of original content or several articles about a common topic or thread. The main contributor is listed in the top left-hand corner, just beneath the article title.

The Privacy Newsfeed monitors over 300 global publications, of which more than 4,350 summary articles have been posted to the online archive dating back to the beginning of 2020. A weekly roundup is available by email every Friday.

Freevacy has been shortlisted in the Best Educator category.
The PICCASO Privacy Awards recognise the people making an outstanding contribution to this dynamic and fast-growing sector.