Only a fraction of breaches of the Data Protection Act are reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), a study has revealed.

Just 1,089 breaches were reported to the ICO in the 12 months to March 2015, yet in the same period 13,000 devices that could hold sensitive data were stolen or went missing.

Reported by Computer Weekly. You can read the full story here. 

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