Over 59,000 Breaches Reported to GDPR Regulators

Over 59,000 Breaches Reported to GDPR Regulators

There have been more than 59,000 breach notifications to regulators of the GDPR since it was introduced on May 25, 2018, according to new findings from DLA Piper.

The global law firm’s report runs all the way up to Data Protection Day on January 28 2019, meaning there was an average of over 7300 breach reports each month since the legislation was introduced.

The notifications range from the minor — such as emails being accidentally sent to the wrong recipient — to major attacks affecting millions, perhaps a reference to Marriott International.

The Netherlands was the surprise at the top of the breach reporting table, with organizations there having notified the supervisory authorities around 15,400 times. Next came Germany (12,600) and the UK (10,600).

The Netherlands also wins in terms of the country with most breach notifications per capita, followed by Ireland and Denmark. The UK came tenth in this regard.

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