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ICO Sends Warning as Data Breach List Nears 1,000

DATA PROTECTION—UK

June 1, 2010

As its list of reported data breaches nears 1,000, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is urging organizations to minimize risks, Insurance Age reports. The ICO's Security Breaches Report, which lists reported data loss incidents since 1998, shows NHS at the top with 305 reported breaches, followed by a private organization with 288. Deputy Information Commissioner David Smith is urging companies to have security and disclosure procedures that staff can understand and that are properly implemented. "We all know that mistakes can happen, but the fact is that human error is behind a high proportion of security breaches that have been reported to us," Smith said.
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