Legal Glossary

Definition of Breach Disclosure

Informing stakeholders that there has been a security breach on the website entails breach disclosure.

Normally, this is accomplished through an email notification or a public announcement on the website.

Information on the type of data that was accessed, the time the breach happened, the efforts that were taken to resolve the incident, and the steps that customers can take to protect themselves from future breaches should all be included in the breach disclosure.

Disclosures of breaches are crucial for firms because they show customers that they are accountable and transparent.

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