Data Breach – Why you should care and what you should do

What is a data breach?

  • A data breach is an incident where information is stolen or taken from a system without the knowledge or authorization of the system’s owner.
  • Victims of data breach are usually large companies or organizations and the data stolen may typically be sensitive, proprietary or confidential in nature.
  • Data breach may involve personal health information (PHI), personally identifiable information (PII), trade secrets or intellectual property.

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