An independent review conducted by the City of London police has revealed that outdated information management practices contributed to the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) data breach, which came to light in August 2023. The review found that the PSNI missed opportunities to secure and protect data, resulting in the release of personal information belonging to 10,799 current PSNI officers and civilian staff members. The report calls the breach “the most significant data breach that has ever occurred in the history of UK policing”.
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