A privacy breach is when someone gains unauthorized access to personal information. This can be done through the use of technology or by simply stealing a physical document.
The most common type of privacy breach is when someone gains access to your credit card number, Social Security number, or other confidential information. They might use this information to charge purchases to your account without your consent.
Another common form of privacy breach is when someone steals documents from a company's office or home and sells them on the black market for identity theft purposes. Another type of privacy breach involves an employee who steals customer data and sells it to a competitor or uses it for their own financial gain.
A less common type of privacy breach involves the theft of personal information from a company's computers or other electronic devices such as smartphones or tablets that contain sensitive data about customers or employees.