To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the data breach in respect of the defence recruitment system took place; and what estimate he has made of the number of candidates who have had personal data stolen as a result of that breach.
21 April 2022
On Monday 14 March 2022, Army HQ were made aware of a breach of information in relation to potential Army candidate data. The breach related to 124 potential candidates whose accounts had been accessed on 13 March.
After an initial investigation to assess and understand the extent and nature of the data breach, the MOD submitted the formal Breach Notification to the Information Commissioner's Office on Monday 21 March 2022 at 1100.