Incident severity assessment - template

This incident severity assessment template is also included in 'incident management policy - template' tool, but you may prefer to keep the assessment template and policy separate. This download focuses on crucial factors regarding incident severity, including:

  • the number of individual data subjects  affected
  • the potential for significant distress or damage to the customer
  • the potential for reputational damage to your organisation
  • the potential for litigation
  • the potential for media interest
  • the type of personal data breach

You may have to adapt aspects of the template further to ensure it is a good fit for your organisation.

Incident severity assessment - template