Data Security Breach Management

A data security breach involves the loss of, or unauthorised access to, personal or confidential data or intellectual property.  This includes both information in hard copy and electronic information.  Breaches include:

  • Theft or loss of data eg A laptop containing intellectual property being lost or stolen
  • Accidental disclosure eg Personal data being emailed to the wrong person or published online
  • Malicious access to data eg Student personal data being given out to an impostor over the telephone or hacking.

If a data security breach has occurred you should contact Exeter IT and follow the Data Security Breach Management.

If you are unsure whether a breach has occurred contact Exeter IT for advice.

Minor incidents that require no action should be reported using the Exeter IT Self Service Portal.