A data breach is a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, personal or sensitive data.
Some examples of data breaches include:
You can report a data breach or other security incident:
We are not resourced to investigate fully suspected data breaches or security incidents out of normal office hours. However, wherever necessary and possible, steps will be taken to address the cause of the breach and seek to rectify it quickly.
To report a suspected personal or sensitive data breach, or other security incident, you will need to:
We have robust breach detection, investigation and internal reporting procedures in place.
Addressing the cause of the breach, and seeking to rectify it quickly, is a high priority.
If a breach is likely to result in a high risk of adversely affecting individuals’ rights and freedoms (for example through identity theft) we will inform those individuals as quickly as possible.
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Updated: 27 June 2019