The UK Ministry of Defense (MoD) suffered more data breaches in 2020 than in the year prior, seven of which were reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for further investigation.
This is according to a new report from the Parliament Street Think Tank, and based on data provided by the MoD itself.
Overall, there was an 18 percent increase in the number of incidents that resulted in personal data loss, from 463 in 2019 to 546 last year. Seven were reported to the ICO and 49 came about as a result of lost or inadequately protected devices or misplaced documents. The majority (454 incidents) were categorized under “unauthorized disclosure”.