Reporting a Personal Data Breach

Train your Data Protection Officer on how to report a personal data breach and comply with the data protection regulation

Key Learning Points:

  • How to report a personal data breach
  • What are the timescales for reporting a data breach
  • What information to provide when reporting a breach
  • What are the different categories of personal data and data subjects
  • What are the consequences of a data breach

Course Overview

Our short course on GDPR compliance focuses on reporting a suspected personal data breach.

You’re the Data Protection Officer for your company, Beedlestones. You’ve been alerted to a possible data breach. Make the right decisions to protect your customers’ personal data and Beedlestones from the potentially serious consequences of the breach.

This online training course on GDPR focuses on reporting suspected personal data breaches to the regulator and ensuring compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Course Details

  • Online microlearning course
  • Certificate on completion
  • Course can be tailored using Adapt Authoring Tool
  • Course can be tailored to meet your specific requirements

Course Contents

This course is published by Cylix

Tailored versions of the courses are available for the following sectors

Compatible for

Any Workplace

Public Sector




Fire & Rescue

The Assessment

In this microlearning course on reporting a personal data breach, the learner’s challenge is to correctly report a personal breach to the supervisory authorities. Learners are tested on their knowledge and understanding of the GDPR throughout the course. A risk-o-meter will track learner progress through the challenge and learners must aim to keep the risks low.

To successfully complete the course, learners must answer 80% of the questions correctly. Learners can also take the assessment again to improve their score.

2 Ways of Purchasing

You can purchase our courses individually or for even better value you can purchase the complete range of Compliance, Health and Safety or Performance Management courses in one neat bundle.

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1. Individual Pricing

Number of Learners Cost (per year)
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£34.50 / per learner
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£23 / per learner
51 - 100
£17.50 / per learner
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£11.50 / per learner
Exchange rates are updated regularly but are only intended as a guide.

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If you buy all the Compliance, Health & Safety or Performance Training in a complete bundle, all features come as standard, no matter the size of your organisation!
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50 - 100
£34.50 / per learner
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201 - 300
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301 - 400
£21 / per learner
401 - 500
£17.50 / per learner
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£6 / per learner
10,000 +

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  • Dedicated Account Manager
  • Unlimited help desk support
Exchange rates are updated regularly but are only intended as a guide. Prices are based on a 2 year contract.

Why You Need GDPR Training

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in 2018.

To comply, you must be able to demonstrate that you are processing personal data in compliance with the principles of the GDPR. Personal data includes names, addresses, telephone numbers, payment details and any other information that identifies someone.

Breaches must be reported swiftly, with full details provided. Failure to report a personal data breach can put individuals at risk and can lead to huge fines for the organisation and damage to reputation, shareholder confidence and public trust.


If you have any questions that are not covered here, please get in touch.

Under Article 4, definition 12 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a personal data breach is ‘a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, personal data transmitted, stored or otherwise processed’. Data breaches can vary in their severity and under Article 33, it must be determined whether a breach is likely to ‘result in a risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons’.

Under the GDPR, all organisations have a duty to report data breaches to the regulator. If the personal data breach is likely to result in a high risk of adversely affecting individuals’ rights and freedoms, the organisation must report to the regulator within 72 hours of becoming aware of the breach. They must also inform the affected individuals without undue delay.

You must notify the relevant data protection authority of a breach if it is likely to result in a risk to the rights and freedoms of individuals. If unaddressed data breaches can negatively impact individuals such as resulting in discrimination, damage to reputation, financial loss, loss of confidentiality or any other significant economic or social disadvantage.

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