Human Error Not Cybersecurity is Leading GDPR Data Breach Trend


Human error is the main data breach trend under the new GDPR regime not cybersecurity incidents according the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC).

The DPC has detailed the data breach trends it has observed during the first year of GDPR and unauthorised disclosure tops the list accounting for 83 percent of all reported breaches.

One controller reported a total of 7 incidents to the DPC where email accounts of staff members had been potentially compromised. A significant amount of personal data was involved, with various levels of risk presented to affected data subjects. These breaches, particularly their continued reoccurrence, were the

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