Fewer businesses reported data breaches to authorities during the pandemic

During the 2020/21 fiscal year, businesses in the UK reported a total of 9,532 data breach incidents, representing a 20 percent drop compared to the same period the year before. This is according to a new report from the Parliament Street think tank, based on data published by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). 

The report states that the Covid-19 pandemic is the main reason for the drop, together with mandatory breach reporting in sectors operating large volumes of data.

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