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Data Breach

A "Personal Data Breach" is any act or omission that compromises the security, confidentiality, integrity or availability of personal information (Personal Data) or the physical, technical, administrative or organisational safeguards that we as a Church have put in place to protect it. The loss, or unauthorised access, disclosure (sharing) or acquisition, of Personal Data is a Personal Data Breach e.g. emailing Personal Data to the wrong person, leaving Personal Data in a public place where others can access it or losing a laptop or USB stick.

If you believe that a breach has occurred take any immediate action that you can to get the
information back e.g.

  • recall the email,
  • ask the unintended recipient not to read it and delete the email,
  • retrace your steps to find lost papers or
  • contact the train or bus company if you think you left them on public transport

Use the online form below to record details of the breach, which will also inform the District Data Champion.

Contact TMCP ( if you believe that a breach needs to be reported to the ICO i.e. a breach leading to loss of confidentiality or reputational damage so that they can handle this for the Managing Trustees as Data Controller

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