Breach Reporting Landscape Becoming Global Minefield

By Allison Grande (August 31, 2018, 10:27 PM EDT) -- The past year has ushered in big changes to how companies around the world must report data breaches, with jurisdictions from Colorado to Canada establishing new requirements that further complicate an already fragmented global regime. 

Since the beginning of the year, companies' breach reporting obligations have expanded from having to comply with a patchwork of laws in the U.S. to scrambling to ensure that their incident response plans include consumers and regulators in the European Union, Australia and Canada.

The shift is being fueled in large part by the growing prevalence of large-scale data breaches such as the one at Equifax,...

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