Data breach reporting law set for four-year rollout

A law forcing all organisations to declare data breaches to authorities is expected to be in place in the UK within four years

A law forcing all organisations to publically declare data breaches is expected to be in place in the UK within four years.

According to lawyers at law firm Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW), legislation requiring organisations to notify the relevant authorities as well as individuals affected in the event of a serious security breach involving personal data will be introduced across Europe.

Eduardo Ustaran, head of the privacy and information law group at FFW, said the law will be introduced under an amendment to the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive, which is currently being reviewed by the EU Commission.

For more on this story, see UK headed for data breach disclosure law within four years on silicon.com.

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