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Reporting a data breach

A personal data breach is an incident involving a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, personal data.

A breach can be the result of either an accidental or a deliberate cause.

If you believe that a personal breach or other data protection incident has occurred, contact us immediately at

If you report a breach

We take all reports of data protection and security breaches seriously and will investigate your report thoroughly.

Where there is a risk to the rights and freedoms of the people affected, tThe University has 72 hours to notify the Information Commissioners Office (ICO). The ICO is the UK's independent authority in charge of upholding information rights in the interest of the public.