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FOI 966 - Data Breach Compensation


Information Requested:

How much financial compensation have PHW and Welsh health trusts paid out for data breaches since January 2020?
Please break your response down by month, whether the compensation was paid to individuals or companies and whether it related to cyber attacks (including phishing/malware).
What was the highest amount of compensation paid in the last 12 months? Was it paid to an individual or company? What was the nature of the breach?


Information provided for the answer:

Thank you for your request dated 30th August 2022. Public Health Wales NHS Trust has not received any requests for, nor paid any compensation for data breaches since January 2020 to the present day. 
John Lawson
Head of Information Governance 
Public Health Wales NHS Trust

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of the decision, you should write to the Corporate Complaints Manager, Public Health Wales NHS Trust, 3, Number 2, Capital Quarter, Tyndall Street, Cardiff, CF10 4BZ.

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint or review, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the Trust. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner for Wales
2nd Floor
Churchill House
Churchill Way
CF10 2HH

Telephone: 029 2067 8400