The Data Protection Officer (DPO) is not only responsible for ensuring compliance with legislation and timely reporting but must also report to management in case of a data breach. This article discusses the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for what happens in the event of a data breach and how the DPO may report to their management.
Before a DPO reports to management, they must first ascertain if the breach incident arose due to internal staff error, hacking, malware or a third-party breach. It is important to identify the breach so that the organisation can react appropriately with their breach management plan.
Some examples of situations requiring a response include:
Before determining the nature of the breach, the organisation’s employees must be aware of the steps or standard operating procedures (SOPs) that they have to take if they discover a breach.
The DPO and organisation should also know which agency to contact when they have identified the nature of a data breach incident.
As shown in the diagram, reporting should be done to the following agencies:
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Article By: Aman Khajanchi
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