UK law firms investigated 187 times for data protection breaches

John E. Dunn reports:

UK law firms were investigated 187 times by the Information Commissioner in 2014 for possible breaches of the Data Protection Act (DPA), a Freedom of Information (FoI) data by encryption firm Egress Software Technologies has revealed.

It might be assumed that legal firms would be especially careful with personal data but that didn’t stop 173 firms generating the heavy caseload for the ICO.

According to Egress, the ICO revealed that 29 percent of the cases were caused by unspecified security events with a further 26 percent connected to some form of data disclosure.

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