Of the 5,818 breach notifications the DPC has received since 25 May 2018, common trends include late notifications; difficulty in assessing risk ratings; failure to communicate the breach to data subjects; repeat breach notifications; and inadequate reporting.
Unauthorised disclosure was the main offender; it was behind 83% of all breaches. This can include sending an e-mail or SMS to the wrong recipient or making a processing error. Cyber incidents accounted for 7% of all offences.
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