Threat Intelligence Report

Data Breach Trends Post-GDPR (English)

After GDPR took effect in May 2018, the security community, analysts, and the media were all attempting to speculate about the impact that GDPR would have in the way in which breaches were reported, when they were reported, and where they were being reported most.

Report from EclecticIQ Fusion Center from Tuesday 22 May 2019.

Key Findings:

  • The Netherlands, Germany, and the United Kingdom had the most number of data breaches notified to supervisory authorities.
  • There is not necessarily an increase in the number of breaches since May 25, but rather better visibility on data breaches.
  • The types of information reported in each breach still varies. One of the February articles identified that compared to 2017, breaches in 2018 exposed more records containing more sensitive data, which includes payment card data, and other PII.

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