App helps companies with data breach notification compliance

A new app helps companies with data breach notification compliance. 

The free app was developed by the law firm Fox Rothschild to help retailers better understand the myriad state laws, federal statutes and additional resources.

Breach notification compliance is challenging "because we don't have a national standard or a federal statute on data breach notification, but we have literally 46 different state [laws]," said Scott Vernick, a partner at the law firm, in an interview with Information Security Media Group. "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." Transcript