Privacy Breakfast - How to deal with a Data Breach | 5.12.2018

21. September 2018

Privacy Breakfast - How to deal with a Data Breach 

Almost daily there are media reports of data loss, theft or unauthorised access. According to the Gemalto Breach Level Index, there are more than 7 million data breaches worldwide every day. Only 4% of compromised data is encrypted.

Data breaches can be a breach of contract and lead to claims for damages. They can also trigger reporting obligations to the authorities and possibly obligations to inform the affected individuals, with the possibility of substantial sanctions if a report is not filed. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) contains such reporting and information obligations.  

According to the GDPR, companies are generally obliged to report personal data breaches to the competent authority within 72 hours of becoming aware of a breach. Depending on the type of incident, the individuals concerned may have to be informed as soon as possible.

Internal processes for detecting, investigating and reporting violations are indispensable in order for a company to meet these requirements.

Over a light breakfast, we would like to discuss best practices for such processes and how to proceed based on a short case study.

Agenda 5 December 2018

  • 8:00 Arrival / Doors Open
  • 08:05 Welcome
  • 08:15 Implementing an internal process for detecting, investigating and reporting data breaches
  • 08:35 Case Study: What to do in the event of a data breach
  • WhereFRORIEP | Bellerivestrasse 201 | 8008 Zürich 
  • Registration: by 28 November 2018 by clicking herePlease note as the number of places is limited, registration is on a "first come - first served" basis.

For any further questions, please contact Nicola Benz, Ronald Kogens or Cornelia Mattig.