European Data Protection Digest

New Data Breach Notification Requirement in Effect


August 30, 2013

SC Magazine reports on the new data breach reporting requirement in the EU. The requirement took hold last week and requires telecommunications and Internet service providers in the EU to report a data breach to authorities within 24 hours of the moment the breach is discovered. Meanwhile, in an exclusive for The Privacy Advisor, Laura Vivet Tañà, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, examines the proposed EU data protection regulation’s breach notification rule, including such key elements as what should be considered as a personal data breach, the notification requirement and consequences of a security breach.
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