How to notify a Data Breach?

If you are an EPFL community member:

As external person:

Definition of data breach

A data breach is any breach of security that results in the accidental or unlawful loss, alteration, deletion, destruction, disclosure or unauthorized access of personal data.

Example of data breach

  • Accidental deletion of data for a research project on human beings stored by EPFL and not safeguarded elsewhere;
  • Loss of an unsecured USB key containing an extract from the EPFL staff database;
  • Malevolent entry into IS-Academia and modification of the results obtained by students;
  • Simple unauthorised consultation of the results obtained by students in IS-Academia