NEW YORK (June 12, 2017) – Global law firm Reed Smith LLP today announced the launch of Breach RespondeRS, a free app. Nearly every state in the United States has a data security breach law, requiring notice when certain personal information is lost, stolen, or misused. But the many laws differ in small but crucial respects, making it difficult to get to a bottom line. Breach RespondeRS is the first app of its kind prompting companies to answer basic fact questions and immediately get a response as to the likelihood that notification is required. The app’s release was accompanied by an 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.

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“Potential data security breaches range from technical glitches to potential catastrophes,” said Mark Melodia, founder of Reed Smith’s Information Technology, Privacy & Data Security, and co-chair of the firm’s IP, Tech & Data Group. “But in each case, time is of the essence.  Breach RespondeRS simplifies the application of the patchwork of state laws to let companies focus in on the real work of protecting data and preventing further harm.”