This green paper for schools explains the inevitability of data breaches and the importance of being prepared. We outline when a breach should be reported and guides you through developing a response plan.
Data breaches occur on a daily basis. From January–March 2021 alone, 2,425 data security incidents were reported to the ICO, of which 342 came from the education sector. Those figures convert to an average of 4 breaches a day – and these are only the ones discovered and reported.
If you do become aware of a possible breach, you need to have clearly defined and documented response plans and processes ready to refer to at a moment’s notice.
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