Belgian Data Protection Authority reports jump in data breach notifications

Telecompaper reports:

The Belgian Data Protection Authority reported a sharp increase in the number of data breaches reported to the regulator since the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation took effect in May, at 317 compared to 13 in 2017. The health, insurance, government, telecom and financial sectors were the top sources of the notifications.

The regulator said the increase is due to the notification obligation being extended to all sectors, compared to only telecoms before the GDPR took effect.

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