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The GDPR introduces a duty on all organisations to report certain types of personal data breach to the ICO. You must do this within 72 hours of becoming aware of the breach, where feasible.
You MUST also keep a record of any personal data breaches, regardless of whether you are required to notify the ICO or not.
If you experience a personal data breach you need to consider whether this poses a risk to people. You need to consider the likelihood and severity of the risk to people’s rights and freedoms, following the breach. When you’ve made this assessment, if it’s likely there will be a risk then you must notify the ICO; if it’s unlikely then you don’t have to report. You do not need to report every breach to the ICO.
If you need training relating to personal data breach handling or any other aspect of data protection see our current data protection courses.