New App Addresses Breach Law Complexity

February 18, 2014 – In The News
Data Breach Today

Scott L. Vernick was featured in the Data Breach Today article, "New App Addresses Breach Law Complexity." Full text can be found in the February 18, 2014, issue, but a synopsis is noted below.

Fox Rothschild has released Data Breach 411, an iPhone app designed to help organizations navigate the various state notification requirements following a data breach.

Breach notification compliance is challenging “because we don’t have a national standard or a federal statute on data breach notification, but we literally have 46 different state [laws],” said Scott L. Vernick, a noted privacy attorney who spearheaded the development of the app. "We just thought that we would try to create something that would be useful to privacy professionals and in-house counsel who are trying to respond to breaches by putting information at their fingertips."

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This interview first appeared in the January 22, 2014 Bank Info Security article, "iPhone App Offers Breach Law Guide."