An unfortunate side-effect of our increasingly connected society is that data-breaches have become more and more common.
Every other day it seems like a company’s forced into releasing information about data exposure, and every time, it’s a risk that could impact hundreds, even thousands of people at once, leaving them vulnerable to identity theft and fraud. And your brand is not immune. If you collect user data, you too are under obligation to report such exposure if and when it happens.
So when, exactly, is a business obligated to report a data breach? It may surprise you to learn that the regulations around such instances are different in each state – take a look at this infographic from Digital Guardian which provides an overview of U.S. regulations on data breaches.
A version of this post was first published on the Digital Information World blog.
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