UK government privacy office is mum about an internal breach

Government (Foreign)

The agency responsible for protecting the country’s private information refuses to release details about a hack that took place under its own roof.

Christopher Graham, the Information Commissioner, disclosed earlier this week that his office suffered a “non-trivial data security incident” within the past year, which prompted a full internal investigation.

“It was investigated and treated no differently from similar incidents reported to us by others,” he added. “It was concluded that the likelihood of damage or distress to any affected data subjects was low and that it did not amount to a serious breach of the Data Protection Act.”

The investigation has since concluded.