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Breach Notification and Follow Up

Unfortunately, it is a given that as an organization you will receive a notice from a third party that they had an incident or breach that may have compromised personal or sensitive employee or customer information.  A majority of the breach laws require immediate notification or notification within a 24hr to 48hr timeframe, not including notification times from a contractual perspective. The question then becomes what does the third party need to provide, the level of assurance in order for an organization to re-establish connectivity and/or to use third-party moving forward.

From an organization’s perspective, there is no easy answer.  Contractually there will requirements for the notification and remediation but not specifics on what the third party needs to provide, documentation or otherwise than the notice.  I would recommend the following approach:

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Posted on April 30, 2018 by Jen Spencer


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