What is a Data Breach?
A data breach occurs if personal data is seen by someone with no right to see it (unauthorised disclosure) or if it is lost, damaged or destroyed.
If you think, or suspect, that something isn’t right, report it immediately to:
Information Compliance Team (ICT): firstname.lastname@example.org (ext. 70285)
As soon as you know or suspect that a breach has occurred, report it straightaway, even if you do not have all the details.
The University has a legal duty to report any serious breach to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) within 72 hours of becoming aware of it. If we fail to do this, we risk being fined.
After you submit your report, the ICT will provide guidance and support, and decide whether the breach needs to be reported to the ICO.
For more information on how to identify a data breach: https://compliance.admin.ox.ac.uk/reporting-data-breaches