Harm Caused By Data Breach (Free Preview)

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Some examples of the harm caused by the loss or abuse of personal data include:

  • identity fraud;
  • fake credit card transactions;
  • targeting of individuals by fraudsters, potentially made more convincing by compromised personal data;
  • witnesses put at risk of physical harm or intimidation;
  • offenders at risk from vigilantes;
  • exposure of the addresses of service personnel, police and prison officers, and those at risk of domestic violence;
  • fake applications for tax credits; and
  • mortgage fraud.
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