Personal data breach plan
Personal data breach plan

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  • Personal data breach plan

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      Introduction

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        This personal data breach plan:

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          places obligations on staff to report actual or suspected personal data breaches; and

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          sets out our procedure for managing and recording actual or suspected breaches.

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        This plan applies to all staff[ in the UK], and to all personal data and special category personal data held by [insert organisation’s name]. This plan supplements our policies relating to [data protection, information security and list any other relevant policies].

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        The table below explains some key terminology used in this plan:

    TermMeaning
    Personal data breachA breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, personal data transmitted, stored or otherwise processed—eg accidental loss, destruction, theft, corruption or unauthorised disclosure of personal data.
    Personal dataInformation relating to an individual who can be identified (directly or

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