Healthcare data breaches reported to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) in the third quarter of 2013 were “almost double the number reported in the first three months of last year,” Out-Law.com reports. The ICO also published figures indicating a 25-percent increase in data breaches across industries. “The figures, newly published by the ICO, reveal that a total of 420 data breaches across all sectors were reported to the watchdog in Q3 last year compared with 335 during the first three months of 2013,” the report states, noting that second to the health sector, local governments reported the largest number of breaches.
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