Finland sees record number of data breach reports in 2023


A record high number of data breaches were reported to Finland’s Data Protection Ombudsman last year, according to a report by news group Uutissuomalainen.

In total, the office received 6,900 data breach reports in 2023, an increase of 1,400 on the figure for 2022. Assistant Data Protection Ombudsman Heljä-Tuulia Pihamaa told Uutissuomalainen that the sharp rise can be at least partly explained by increased awareness among the Finnish public and companies of the duty of reporting suspected breaches.

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Source: Yle News

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