The Centre for Media, Data and Society has published a report containing a statistical analysis of data breach incidents across Europe between 2005 and 2014. The report highlights that, in total, 227 million records were lost in Europe during that decade, meaning that for every 100 people in the countries covered by the report, 43 personal records were lost. 41% of losses were due to hacking incidents and 57% of losses were the result of organisational errors, insider abuse or other internal mismanagement.

Center for Media, Data and Society – Data Breaches in Europe: Reported Breaches of Compromised Personal Records in Europe, 2005 – 2014