Substitute Notice

Most legislation recognizes that data breach notifications involving thousands of impacted data subjects could place an undue financial burden on the organization and therefore allow substitute notification methods. In Connecticut, for example, “Substitute notice shall consist of the following: (A) Electronic mail notice when the person, business or agency has an electronic mail address for the affected persons; (B) conspicuous posting of the notice on the website of the person, business or agency if the person maintains one, and (C) notification to major state-wide media, including newspapers, radio and television.”

Associated term(s): Data Breach