The UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.

What action we've taken in Q4 2021/22 and what you can do to stay secure

Data security incidents, which are breaches of Principle (f): Integrity and confidentiality (security) under the UK General Data Protection Regulation, are a major concern for those affected and a key area of action for the ICO. We have published this information to help organisations understand what we’re seeing and help them to take appropriate action.

These figures are based on the number of reports of personal data breaches received by the ICO during Q4 2021/22. These figures are based on the number of reports submitted by the data controller, not necessarily the number of incidents.

To view the dashboard in full screen, click the button in the bottom-right corner below.


This dashboard has been produced as part of the ICO's commitment to responsibile, proactive publishing of data. If you have any feedback or comments, please contact [email protected].

What you can do to stay secure

  1. Consider metadata when redacting information.
  2. Check all data has been redacted and is not reversible before releasing.
  3. Get someone to double check redactions.

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