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Data leak

A data leak is a situation in which the security of personal information has been violated. Learn more

Examples of (possible) data leaks are:
  • You have lost a USB stick that contains personal data

  • Your computer has been hacked

  • Files containing personal data that have been discarded and have fallen into the wrong hands

  • You receive an email from a colleague containing students’ marks that are not intended for you

  • Your laptop, tablet or smartphone have been stolen or lost


You must always report cyber security incidents and data leaks (or possible data leaks). The UG has set up a special data leak contact desk for this: cert@security.rug.nl. This contact desk is also available for reporting incidents that require confidentiality.

Last modified:17 May 2022 11.43 a.m.