To protect the rights and freedoms of natural persons, as well as their personal data, CPL Concordia Soc. Coop. has drawn up a Data Breach Policy to deal with the potential personal data breaches as effectively as possible.
A personal data breach is defined as the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of or access to personal data transmitted, stored or otherwise processed.
Possible causes of a breach
The causes that can lead to such situations can be:
Wilful misconduct or negligence
Unforeseen circumstances such as fire, flood, earthquake, etc.
Failure of planned mitigation measures
“Blagging” offences where information is obtained by deceiving the organisation holding it.
Possible consequences of a breach
The main risks to the rights and freedoms of individuals following a data breach are:
Physical, material or immaterial damage to individuals;
Loss of control over the data of the Data Subjects;
Limitations of rights/discrimination;
Theft or misuse of identity;
Financial loss/economic or social or reputational damage (for both the Data Subject and the Data Controller);
Unauthorised decryption of pseudonymisation;
Loss of confidentiality of personal data protected by professional secrecy (medical, judicial information);