Out-Law.com report:

The reports that telecoms companies will have to submit to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) containing details of data breaches may be disclosed under freedom of information (FOI) laws, the watchdog has said.19 Sep 2013

The ICO has issued new guidance to public electronic communication service providers (13-page / 292KB PDF) that explains when those companies are obliged to report personal data breaches to it after new EU data breach rules affecting such providers came into force late last month. 

Under the guidance, telecoms companies would be required to submit a monthly report to the ICO detailing all the security breaches they have experienced.

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