Data breaches in insurance doubled in 2016/17


The number of data breaches reported by the insurance sector has doubled in a year, according to law firm RPC.

The insurance sector reported 32 breaches to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in 2016/17, compared to 16 in the preceding year.

In January this year, Insurance Age reported that RSA had been fined £150,000 by the ICO following the loss of personal information of nearly 60,000 customers.

In addition, a Freedom of Information request made last year showed that the insurance

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