British data breaches increase tenfold

Security company Imation has found that the number of self-reported data breaches in the United Kingdom has skyrocketed since 2007, in some instances by over a thousand percent.

According to a report in Computer Business Review, figures from the UK Data Protection and Information Commissioner’s Office — obtained under freedom of information — show that local government data breaches increased by a staggering 1609 percent over the last five years.


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