Ireland | Data Protection Commission announces release of new breach notification web-forms

On September 15, 2021, the Data Protection Commission (‘DPC’) released breach notification web-forms.

The purpose of the revised breach web-form is:

  • To improve ease-of-use for data controllers.
  • To streamline the method of notifying “cross-border” personal data breaches and “national” personal data breaches into a single channel.
  • To reduce common errors or misunderstandings when breach web-forms are submitted.
  • To take into consideration observations and issues previously raised by data controllers.
  • To expand the questions that are asked in order to reduce the requirement for the DPC to issue follow-up enquiries to data controllers.

Providers of electronic communications services and networks should continue to notify personal data breaches falling under S.I. 336 of 2011 using the dedicated breach notification web-form that is available  here.

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