Almost half of Irish businesses would hide data breach from customers

Sam Pinder reports:

In a release set to worry many customers 46% of companies surveyed in Ireland indicated they would not disclose a data breach to impacted customers or suppliers.

Ward Solutions, an Irish security provider, has revealed the results of a new survey that found almost half of Irish businesses wouldn’t disclose a data security breach, this is despite 33% of Irish businesses admitting that they have suffered a data breach in the past 12 months.

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Under what conditions are they required to disclose? And what are the consequences in Ireland of not disclosing a breach?

Is this just a case of Irish businesses being more honest in a survey than say, American entities who might also not disclose but just not admit it?


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