It's almost unimaginable how much of your personal data has accumulated online. Every day most of use, login to accounts, sign up to forums and eCommerce sites or simply browse the web. Every interaction you have online results in the collection of data. With so much of your personal data held on the servers of numerous companies and online entities, you shouldn't be surprised when you hear that your personal information has been compromises by scrupulous characters.
A data breach is defined as the intentional or unintentional release of secure, private or confidential information to an untrusted environment. The implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will have a positive effect for citizens of the EU in that it will enforce the data protection rights of EU citizens and give them greater control of the retention and use of their personal data (I recommend reading my previous post titled (GDPR and Your Business).
I recently came across a handy website that allows you to enter you email address and immediately inform you if your account has been compromised. It also has the facility to warn notify you should you account fall victim to a compromise in the future. Simple navigate to Pwned Homepage and give it a try. Fingers crossed you will get the same positive response that I did.