European Data Protection Digest

Paper: Data Breach Notifications Essential

DATA LOSS—EUROPE

February 11, 2011

A recent whitepaper drafted by two privacy risk experts and released by insurance and risk analysis firm Lockton suggests "Europe is at a tipping point in its legal and regulatory environment surrounding data breaches," Infosecurity reports. The paper, entitled "Exposed in Europe: Data Breaches and Their Impact in a Changing Legal and Regulatory Environment," recommends that organisations consider the potential implications of the European Commission's E-Privacy Directive, which will introduce requirements for ISPs and telecom providers to notify both potential data breach victims and the authorities when an incident occurs.
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