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Scottish Public Pensions Agency data protection breaches under GDPR: FOI release

Published: 1 Jun 2021
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Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Published:
1 Jun 2021
Scottish Public Pensions Agency data protection breaches under GDPR: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100204073
Date received: 18 May 2021
Date responded: 25 May 2021
Information requested

1) A yearly (2018/2019/2020/2021) breakdown of the number of data protection breaches under GDPR recorded by the organisation since April 1, 2018.

2) A yearly breakdown of the number of data protection breaches under GDPR reported to the Information Commissioner's Office by the organisation since April 1, 2018.

3) For each year, please provide the number of data protection breaches which took longer than 72 hours to be reported to the ICO.

4) Please also provide a yearly breakdown of the number of each type of data protection breach, described as a ‘Confidentiality breach’ – where there is an unauthorised or accidental disclosure of, or access to, personal data; an ‘Availability breach’ – where there is an accidental or unauthorised loss of access to, or destruction of, personal data, which could be permanent or temporary; or an ‘Integrity breach’ – where there is an unauthorised or accidental alteration of personal data. as described by the Law Society of Scotland.

Response

1) A yearly (2018/2019/2020/2021) breakdown of the number of data protection breaches under GDPR recorded by the organisation since April 1, 2018.

2018 (1st April >): 14
2019: 35
2020: 29
2021(up to 21st May): 10

2) A yearly breakdown of the number of data protection breaches under GDPR reported to the Information Commissioner's Office by the organisation since April 1, 2018.

2018 (1st April >): 2
2019: 0
2020: 1
2021 (up to 21st May): 0

3) For each year, please provide the number of data protection breaches which took longer than 72 hours to be reported to the ICO.

2018 - (1st April >): 0
2019: N/A [Information not held]
2020: 0
2021 (up to 21st May): N/A [Information not held]

4) Please also provide a yearly breakdown of the number of each type of data protection breach, described as a ‘Confidentiality breach’ – where there is an unauthorised or accidental disclosure of, or access to, personal data; an ‘Availability breach’ – where there is an accidental or unauthorised loss of access to, or destruction of, personal data, which could be permanent or temporary; or an ‘Integrity breach’ – where there is an unauthorised or accidental alteration of personal data. as described by the Law Society of Scotland.

2018 - (1st April >): 14
Confidentiality 12
Availability 0
Integrity 2

2019: 35
Confidentiality 34
Availability 0
Integrity 1

2020: 29
Confidentiality 26
Availability 0
Integrity 3

2021 (up to 21st May): 10
Confidentiality 8
Availability 0
Integrity 2

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