UK Reported security incidents increase ahead of GDPR

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When GDPR comes into force next week, organizations will have 72 hours to report security breaches to a regulator once they become aware of them. Ahead of the new legislation, the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has released details of the latest data security trends. Reported incidents in the final quarter of 2017 showed a 17 percent increase over the previous quarter, perhaps indicating that companies are taking a more proactive approach to reporting as GDPR approaches. Incidents in the education sector rose by 32 percent over the same period and those in the charitable and giving sector by 69…

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