Data breach

The security of our information is of great importance to EFR. We protect and handle information very carefully. Also, we want to be attentive to possible signals in case someone thinks confidential and personal information is accessed unauthorized. A data breach could have serious consequences for the data subjects. Therefore, we want to provide you more information on what a data breach is and how to act on it.

What is a data breach?

A data breach, also known as data leak or information leakage, is an incident in which confidential or sensitive data has been disclosed or accessed in an unauthorized way. This data may involve personal identifiable information, personal health information, intellectual property or confidential documents. A data breach could happen because of theft or loss of digital devices or because of hackers that access our database.

What does EFR to secure data?

EFR has implemented several measures to make sure information is stored safely. Our entire website, its back-end and our document storage infrastructure are designed in accordance to the GDPR legislation. This means that information is stored safely, only necessary information is requested, and data is no longer stored that allowed. Besides, the EFR board and the EFR committee members sign a confidentially agreement in which they assure that they handle information carefully. EFR is also in close contact with the Privacy Officer of  Erasmus School of Economics. This contact enables EFR to get a consult on its information storage, terms and conditions and privacy statement.

What to do when one has noticed signals of a data breach?

We urgently ask you to call us on +31 (0) 10 408 11 46. For less urgent matters or questions, you can send an email to The security of information is of great importance to us and we ask you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

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