IE: 2,224 data security breaches reported in 2016, says Data Protection Commissioner

John Kennedy reports:

Reports of data breaches to see exponential rise once mandatory reporting rules under GDPR come into force, warns DPC Helen Dixon.

Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), Helen Dixon, has reported that the number of complaints over data privacy has increased from 932 in 2015 to 1,479 in 2016.

In the annual report for 2016, Dixon revealed that the Office of the DPC (ODPC) received 2,224 valid data security breaches during the year, down from 2,317 reported in 2015.

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