As companies increasingly experience data breaches, we’d like to remind clients of some resources to guide them through their initial response to such a breach.
Earlier this year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released new guidance for businesses that outlines recommended actions to take when facing a data breach. This data breach response guide (Guide) follows the FTC's prior guidance on data security measures that a business should take to prevent data loss and unauthorized access. The Guide covers three categories of actions: securing operations, fixing vulnerabilities, and notifying the appropriate parties. Read more about the Guide.
Additionally, partners in our privacy and cybersecurity practice put together our own Data Breach Checklist. The checklist provides a roadmap to follow in the event of a security incident and groups the appropriate response procedures into six phases. Read more about our Data Breach Checklist.