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ENISA Issues Breach Report

DATA LOSS—EU

January 14, 2011

The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) has issued a report on data breach notifications as required for the electronic communications sector in the ePrivacy Directive. The requirement, according to an ENISA release, is vital to increase long-term data security in Europe. The report highlights key concerns for both telecom operators and DPAs and notes that recent high-profile incidents have prompted discussion about the security of personal information shared, processed, stored and transmitted electronically. "Gaining and maintaining the trust of citizens that their data is secure and protected is an important factor in the future development and take-up of innovative technologies and online services across Europe," said ENISA Executive Director Udo Helmbrecht.
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