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Data breach reports delayed as organizations struggle to achieve GDPR compliance

March 15, 2019

Businesses routinely delayed data breach disclosure and failed to provide important details to the ICO in the year prior to the GDPR’s enactment.

On average, businesses waited three weeks after discovery to report a breach to the ICO, while the worst offending organization waited 142 days. The vast majority (91%) of reports to the ICO failed to include important information such as the impact of the breach, recovery process and dates, according to the Redscan’s new Freedom of Information (FOI) request data from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

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