The number of data security incidents reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has jumped 29% from Q1 to Q2, according to the latest figures.
While 3146 incidents were reported to the watchdog between April and June this year, the number rose to 4056 for the succeeding three months, highlighting the continued impact of the GDPR which mandates 72-hour breach notifications.
The overall increase in reported incidents year-on-year is a whopping 490%.
“Similar to what we observed in the ICO’s previous report, this doesn’t necessarily mean that organizations are experiencing more incidents — but it definitely means that more are now being reported,” said Egress Software Technologies CEO, Tony Pepper.
By Phil Muncaster
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