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Armed Forces: Recruitment

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 153777, tabled on 14 April 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date the recent data breach of the defence recruitment system was first reported to the Information Commissioner's Office.

Answered on

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.

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