Chris Heaton-Harris mentioned he’s being saved “abreast of developments” in relation to the leak, which he described as “very severe”.
Northern Eire get together leaders have all expressed severe concern on the implications of the info breach.
On Tuesday night it emerged that the surname, preliminary, location and departments for all PSNI staff had been mistakenly revealed by the organisation in a response to an innocuous Freedom of Data request.
Assistant Chief Constable Chris Todd apologised on behalf of the PSNI to the ten,000 officers and employees who’ve been affected.
A particular assembly of the Northern Eire Policing Board will happen on Thursday to debate the info breach with the PSNI senior workforce.
Chief Constable Simon Byrne, who had been on annual go away when information of the info leak emerged, is predicted to return to Belfast forward of the emergency assembly.
Sinn Fein vice chairman Michelle O’Neill described the PSNI information breach as “very worrying”.
“I’m very conscious of the officers, the employees and their households right now,” she mentioned. “However we now want all of the details laid out naked for us all to see.”
She mentioned she hoped accountability could be achieved within the emergency policing board assembly on Thursday, including that she believed the Chief Constable could be there to reply questions from get together representatives.
When requested if Simon Byrne ought to step down over the info breach, Ms O’Neill mentioned: “I believe the story is unfolding however I believe what’s very clear is that we have to have this emergency policing board assembly … we have to see the rationale why this occurred … and there must be accountability round all of that.
“However I believe we have to let the policing board do its work tomorrow.”
DUP chief Sir Jeffrey Donaldson mentioned the PSNI information breach was a matter of “grave concern” and is predicted to fulfill with Mr Byrne on Thursday.
“Already I’ve had law enforcement officials in my very own constituency in contact with me. They’re very frightened about what this implies for them, for his or her safety and that of their household,” he mentioned.
“The Chief Constable is coming back from go away, I anticipate to talk with him this night and we’ll get a greater sense then of what’s being accomplished as a follow-up to this very severe breach of safety.
“I do know the senior command of the PSNI recognises the gravity of the scenario and it’s essential that they now take the steps which are needed, not solely to reassure their officers and employees, however to additionally be sure that they’re adequately protected.
“Till I do know extra in regards to the background to how this information leak occurred, what have been the circumstances, I believe it’s untimely to be speaking in regards to the place of the Chief Constable.”
Alliance Get together chief Naomi Lengthy has mentioned it was “important” the Chief Constable return from go away after the PSNI information breach with a view to show “robust management”.
“I believe it’s important by way of constructing confidence amongst officers that there’s recognition at senior management degree within the PSNI of the seriousness of what occurred yesterday,” she mentioned.
“Whereas for a lot of officers, they might nicely say the small print that have been launched into the general public area on this format would have already been within the public area in a single format or one other, there are others who’ve had very delicate details about the work that they do disclosed.
“There are members of the civilian employees throughout the PSNI who had no expectation in any way that their position within the PSNI would ever be uncovered to public scrutiny have had that disclosed.
“I believe it’s comprehensible that not solely will officers and their households, and employees and their households, be distressed and anxious, that they are going to be searching for robust management from the highest degree of the PSNI.”
Doug Beattie, chief of the Ulster Unionist Get together, mentioned everybody ought to be involved in regards to the PSNI information breach.
“Till we all know the complete extent of this and the repercussions from it, I believe all of us must hold some cool heads.
“However an important factor right here is to rally round these law enforcement officials and their households and civilian employees who’re affected by this.
“They usually’re those that we have to actually deal with at this second in time.”
Requested if the Chief Constable ought to resign over the matter, Mr Beattie mentioned: “I believe it’s too early to be within the house to name for anyone to resign. However the extra we get to find out about this, the extra we will make knowledgeable selections.
“However proper now, there’s no level doing hypothesis, it’s higher getting the knowledge.”