ICO Swamped with GDPR Breach Over-Reporting

ICO Swamped with GDPR Breach Over-Reporting

The ICO has received 500 calls each week to its breach reporting helpline since the GDPR came into force in May, but around a third of these don’t meet the minimum threshold, according to the deputy commissioner of operations.

James Dipple-Johnstone told the CBI Cyber Conference in London this week that the UK privacy watchdog had been inundated as anxious firms over-report.

In the privacy watchdog’s first update since the new data protection regime came into force, he also revealed that many organizations are “struggling with the concept” of 72-hour breach notifications, interpreting it incorrectly as 72 “working hours.”

By Phil Muncaster 

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