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Electronic devices issued to Scottish Government employees reported lost or stolen: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
21 Jan 2020
Electronic devices issued to Scottish Government employees reported lost or stolen: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000011612
Date received: 16 Dec 2019
Date responded: 16 Jan 2020
Information requested

You asked:

“In each of the past five years, how many electronic devices (phones, laptops, etc) issued to staff have been lost or stolen? How much money was spent on replacing these devices?”

Response

The numbers of phones, laptops and tablets reported lost or stolen in each of the last five years are detailed in the table below:

Device

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Lost

Stolen

Lost

Stolen

Lost

Stolen

Lost

Stolen

Lost

Stole

Phone

44

2

27

2

16

2

27

0

41

0

Laptop

2

3

6

0

4

0

13

0

17

0

Tablet

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Please note that these figures reflect devices reported lost or stolen and may include devices later recovered.

With regard to the money spent on replacing these devices, this is formal notice under section 17(1) of the FOISA that the Scottish Government does not hold this information. Our records reflect the type of equipment lost or stolen but not the model, cost or manufacturer. Any request to replace lost or stolen phones, laptops or tablets would be processed as a new request and not specifically as a replacement for previously lost or stolen devices.

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