A data breach is any incident that exposes data to an unauthorized environment. A data breach can be caused by intentional or unintentional actions.

Most studies show that more data breaches result from human error than criminal attacks.

In recent years there have been several data breaches across the region. The main incidents are related to the public sector, and a leak of personal information of the citizens during the pandemic or elections.

Macedonian version

Albanian version

Serbian version

Montenegrin version

This video was produced as part of the project “Increasing Civic Engagement in the Digital Agenda – ICEDA” co-funded by the European Union. The animation was produced with the financial support of the European Union. Its content is the sole responsibility of the IECDA partners and does not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.

The project “Increasing Civic Engagement in the Digital Agenda – ICEDA” is implemented by the Metamorphosis Foundation (North Macedonia), the Academy of e-Governance (Estonia), Levizja Mjaft! (Albania), Partners for Democratic Change Serbia (Serbia), NGO 35mm (Montenegro) and ODK – Open Data Kosovo (Kosovo). The project is being implemented with financial support from the European Union.