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Disclosure Scotland data incident records: FOI release

Published: 2 Dec 2019
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Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

2 Dec 2019
Disclosure Scotland data incident records: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/19/02415
Date received: 29 Oct 2019
Date responded: 18 Nov 2019
Information requested

You asked for:

GDPR and data breaches by Disclosure Scotland in the last year, broken down by date, the type of breach and the severity.


I enclose a copy of all of the information you requested in the format you asked for.

Disclosure Scotland as part of the Scottish Government take data security seriously with all staff required to undertake annual mandatory training. This training is supplemented through the year by a programme of security awareness communications, training and events.

Should an incident occur, an incident management process is in place which includes making every effort to contact individuals involved and apologising for the error, where appropriate.

All incidents are thoroughly investigated and, where appropriate, changes are made to mitigate the risk of a similar incident.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
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