Letter notifying data subject of data breach under PECR 2003
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Letter notifying data subject of data breach under PECR 2003

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Letter notifying data subject of data breach under the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003, SI 2003/2426

[Data subject’s name and address]

[Date]

Dear [insert name],

Notification of data breach

On [insert date] we became aware that [describe what has happened, ie how the breach occurred and the circumstances of the personal data breach (including whether the data has been stolen or when the provider knows that the data are in the possession of an unauthorised third party)]. [We estimate that the OR The] incident occurred on [insert date].

Our investigations [so far] have shown that the data [accessed by an unauthorised person OR disclosed without authorisation OR stolen OR lost OR destroyed OR altered] [may have] included personal information such as [describe data and if possible state whether you believe the recipient’s data was involved, eg the names and addresses]. The data included [special categories of personal data], [financial information], [location data], [internet log files]

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