Police Service Northern Ireland had 260 data breaches in two years, with only a fraction reported or disclosed

Figures released under a Freedom of Information request have shown the PSNI had 260 data breaches over two years — but only a fraction of them were reported to external authorities, and even fewer were publicly disclosed. In one case, Read More …

Northern Ireland: Disabled former police officers to receive damages for alleged data breach

Disabled former policemen and women in Northern Ireland are to receive undisclosed damages for an alleged data breach, their lawyer revealed today. Financial settlements were reached in legal action against the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland. Proceedings related to an Read More …

Northern Ireland: No disciplinary action over multimillion-pound PSNI data breach

Jon Boutcher said the error that is set to cost hundreds of millions of pounds was due to a systems failure, as he insisted he not would preside over a “blame culture” within the PSNI. In August last year the Read More …

High Court order will deliver ‘swift management’ of compensation claims by those affected by PSNI data breach

Claims by officers and civilian staff following a major PSNI data breach will be managed in a “swift” manner following a High Court order being granted, it has been suggested. Following the granting of a Group Litigation Order (GLO), thousands Read More …

PSNI data breach ‘wake-up call’ for UK forces, review says

A major data breach within the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has been described as “a wake-up call” for forces across the UK. A report into the data leak has made 37 recommendations for improving information security within the Read More …

Police Service of Northern Ireland reprimanded over unlawful data sharing

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has been reprimanded for unlawfully sharing personal data on 174 people with a law enforcement agency in the United States. It follows an investigation by the UK data watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office Read More …

Northern Ireland: Man arrested on suspicion of terror offence linked to PSNI data breach released

A man arrested by detectives investigating criminality linked to last week’s major PSNI data breach has been released on bail to allow for further police enquiries. The 39-year-old man had been detained following a search in Lurgan, Co Armagh on Read More …

Northern Ireland police data breach is second in weeks, force reveals

On Wednesday, PSNI revealed an earlier data breach: a police-issue laptop, documents and a spreadsheet identifying more than 200 staffers were stolen from a private vehicle in Newtownabbey, near Belfast, on July 6th. “We have contacted the officers and staff Read More …

Northern Ireland: Major data breach identifies thousands of police officers and civilian staff

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has apologised for mistakenly revealing details of all its 10,000 staff. NI’s Police Federation said the breach could cause “incalculable damage”. In response to a Freedom of Information (FoI) request, the PSNI had Read More …