Review finds institutional data failings at Northern Ireland police

'Most significant data breach in the history of UK policing' was result of widespread organisational failures

Tom Allen
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Northern Ireland's difficult history of religious clashes makes the data breach all the more worrying for staff
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Northern Ireland's difficult history of religious clashes makes the data breach all the more worrying for staff

A data breach at Police Service Northern Ireland, which exposed nearly 10,000 staff's personal details online, has been blamed on a force-wide lack of prioritisation for data security.

A report from National Police Chiefs' Council found that the breach, which occurred in August, was more than the result of simple human error: six separate people missed the mistake before the data...

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