Comparison Guide

Breach Notification Requirements: GDPR vs. US Regulations

How do the new mandatory breach notification requirements in the GDPR compare to breach notification requirements in US law? To help answer this question, we’ve put together a comparison of key definitions and requirements to highlight the similarities and differences at a glance.


  • Definition of a Breach
  • Notification Timelines and Who May Need to be Notified
  • Risk of Harm Standards
  • Safe Harbors or Exceptions from Notification