Data Breach Response Team

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Our Data Breach Response Team assists in responding to actual and suspected data breach situations and data security incidents. We provide on demand 24/7 on-call services to assist our clients in urgent determinations of whether, how and when a breach occurred, breach investigations, breach notification requirements and interaction with authorities.

We work closely with our clients’ internal and external incident response teams, forensic investigators and remediation service providers, to provide rapid, efficient and pragmatic solutions.

Verhaegen Walravens is included in major insurer panels for advice on breach response.

Under the upcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will apply as from  25 May 2018, any security breach leading to the unauthorised or accidental destruction, loss, alteration, disclosure of, or access to, personal data must in principle be notified to the relevant supervisory authorities, and in case of high risk, to the affected individuals without undue delay (and in principle within 72 hours after become aware of the breach with respect to the notification to the supervisory authorities ). Failing to notify a breach when required can result in significant administrative fines of up to € 10 million or 2 % of the company’s total worldwide annual turnover, whichever is higher.

Read more on our Data Protection and Privacy practice.