Wednesday 11 November 2020 / 3:07 PM Jonathan Reynolds / Work and Pensions

Jonathan Reynolds calls for investigation into data breach at DWP

Jonathan Reynolds MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, calling for an investigation into a data breach from the Department for Work and Pensions which left thousands of National Insurance numbers in the public domain for two years, said:

“There must be an urgent internal investigation into how this breach happened, why the information was in the public domain for so long and what steps the Government will be taking to restore people’s trust.

“This breach not only damages public trust in the Government but may also mean more taxpayers money is wasted due to Government incompetence.

“An apology and inquiry are urgently needed to ensure this never happens again.”