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Data leak

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

Examples of (possible) data leaks are:

  • You have lost a USB stick that contains personal data
  • Your computer has been hacked or has been infected by malware
  • 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.

Last modified:30 September 2022 12.31 p.m.