BPM Index June 2019 Update

What happened with breach notifications from Nov 2018 to Apr 2019?

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We’re delighted to issue an update on the BPM Index, with data from 23 Member States through the end of April 2019.

Compared to November 2018, the general trend is stable but there are some notable rises (and the UK dropped just a little).  For example:

  • Denmark had 23% more personal data breach notifications (‘Notifications’) in April 2019 than November 2018, 495 as against 403.
  • Poland had the biggest increase, from 314 Notifications in November 2018 to 450 Notifications in April 2019, a 43% increase.
  • And Spain, as an example of a country with fewer Notifications, reported a 30% increase with 95 Notifications in April 2019 compared to 73 in November 2018.

As our CEO, Robert Baugh notes: ‘This BPM Index update reflects, in figures from the DPAs themselves, what we’re seeing in the market as each month more organisations are addressing GDPR compliance.  Security, and breach notification, is a fundamental part of GDPR.’ Robert continues: ‘In the near term, we’d expect to see a trend of breach notifications generally increasing as organisations get to grips with this key GDPR obligation and, perhaps by the end of the year, we’d look for some significant movement to narrow the BPM Index gap between similar countries.’ 

See more in our June 2019 Update and the underlying BPM Index data – where’s your country?