The data breach policy tool offered by Seers is a great way to aid in compliance and during times of failure to comply. There is no need to panic, and you should pre-empt, plan and prepare your organisation with the help of this tool. This is a simple policy tool that fits best in your GDPR policy tool kit.

Why create a data breach policy?

You do not need to panic. A data breach policy helps in the creation of a seamless policy with actionable results. A doable action plan in the time of a legal and public relations crises is essential. This helps in fulfilling the GDPR requirements and is a great tool for effective breach management.

Pros and cons of having a data breach policy

Still, thinking if you need it or not? Decide now:

Pros :

  • Prepare how to handle a breach
  • Announce your liability in a situation of breach
  • Clarify the role of employees and technology
  • Justify your involvement in sharing responsibility if at all
  • Reduce the damage overall
  • Helps in compliance


  • You may need to spend a few minutes in creating it
  • Requires you to work with your team and agree on a stance
  • How to get a data breach policy

    All you need to do to get yourself a sharp-looking data breach policy is as follows:

    • Select the data breach policy on Seers platform
    • Add the required information
    • Review your policy draft
    • Enable changes or decide if it is ready
    • Print, download and share with your organisation

    Having a policy , Not knowing what happens in case of a data breach.

    Helps establish and plan a strategy on what happens in case of a breach Allows better training and forethought for better preparation for the unexpected
    Allows better training and forethought for better preparation for the unexpected
    Reduces liability on the organisation and pushes employees to perform responsibly


    The Data Breach Policy Template can be used to incorporate prompts from Seers and your organisational policy to create a cohesive and compliant Data Breach Policy. The Data Breach Policy Tool by Seers is a unique way to gain insight and a way forward to execute and showcase your policy for internal, external and legal purposes.


    What is a data breach policy?

    A data breach policy clarifies and outlines the responsibility and liability of the organisation at the time of a breach. This helps in clarifying a procedure for the data breach reporting, management and resolution. The document also may narrate the consequences of the breach on the employees and the people responsible. The data breach policy helps in ensuring complete information on how to handle the breach in all ways possible.

    How do you manage data breaches?

    • The first step to manage the breach is risk assessment
    • The second step is to figure out who is responsible
    • Once you have evaluated the situation then you report all facts to the related official body such as the ICO in the UK, this is not an optional step
    • Then you try to reduce the harm infringed onto those whose data was breached
    • And then you lawfully aim to resolve the situation
    • Lastly, you look into ways to reduce the damage to your organisation’s public image

    How quickly must information security or privacy breach be reported? 

    There is a 72 hours window where information security or a data breach can be reported. This window is smaller in some countries depending on their jurisdiction. In the EU, all data and information security breaches must be reported and handled within 72 hours as per GDPR law.

    What to do if there is a data breach? 

    • Report it to the authorities such as the ICO in the UK
    • Help by making the situation easier for all people involved
    • Look for possible solutions

    What constitutes a personal data breach?

    A personal data breach occurs when the personal information of a person may be leaked, lost or abused within the organisation. This is a form of a data breach. It must be treated as a regular data breach anyway.