154% increase in data breaches reported after the GDPR


In the two months since the implementation of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation, which came into force on the 25th May, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of data breaches reported to the Data Protection Commission.

A recent news article revealed that there have been 1,184 reports of data breaches received by the Data Protection Commission since 25 May 2018. Of the data breaches received, the new GDPR regulation applied in 953 cases.

These figures mark a 154% increase in the monthly average number of data breaches reported in 2017 and a 69% increase in the number of complaints received. See charts below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the first indication of the impact of the new GDPR regulation which introduced mandatory reporting of data breaches in certain cases.

To hear more about the ongoing requirements of the GDPR, come to our next CPD course, GDPR for Accountants on Tuesday 25 September 2018 in the Talbot Hotel Stillorgan, Dublin, at 9:30am until 12.30pm.

All delegates will receive a GDPR ‘Get Started Checklist’, the GDPR law itself, along with other support materials. More information and booking details: here