Nearly every state in the United States requires notification when certain personal information is lost, stolen, or misused. However, the many state laws vary in subtle but crucial respects, making it difficult to get to a bottom line quickly. Reed Smith’s Information Technology, Privacy & Data Security practice is thrilled to release a first-of-its-kind tool designed to help companies clarify their notification strategy in response to a data loss incident. Breach RespondeRS guides companies through a series of basic factual questions and shares immediate initial assessment reports as to the likelihood that notification is required.

The app’s release was accompanied by the below animated video short showing how Breach RespondeRS can aid in both post-incident response as well as pre-incident assessment for identifying risks under different scenarios to help companies to prepare accordingly.