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Data Breach Notification

Definition: A data breach occurs when data for which a company is responsible suffers a security incident that results in a breach of confidentiality, availability or integrity.

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ayfie provides efficient workflows that empower your incident response team
in case of a data breach.

Employees, customers, suppliers, prospects – every company stores personal data about individuals. Should this data fall into the wrong e.g. through a hacker attack, every affected individual has to be informed by legal requirement. Without suitable tool support, the effort required for reporting on that data can be business-threatening.

Since the introduction of the GDPR, exorbitant fines have been threatened if required reports are not available for affected people within a short time. However, in an age of exponentially growing data volumes, numerous cloud providers, and a wide variety of data protection models, it is becoming increasingly difficult to meet these legal requirements without special solutions.

  • Was PII included? Quickly understand if PII was leaked at all.
  • Which PII was included? Get an instant overview of leaked types of PII.
  • Who do I need to notify? Easily generate a list of affected persons.
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It really is that easy!

ayfie's flexible processing pipeline powers PII related workflows

  1. Select
    the breached data set, e.g. in Relativity or ayfie Locator.

  2. Process
    all relevant data with ayfie's predefined profiles for PII detection.

  3. Retrieve
    instant results of the affected documents.

  4. Code
    efficiently without opening the native files.

  5. Generate
    a report containing all relevant information.

Detection of more than 200 types of PII - no matter where the data is stored.

  • Automatic identification of more than 200 relevant typed of personal data
  • Extensive support of unstructured data, e.g. Word/PDF files, e-mails or presentations
  • Context-based analysis powered by computational linguistics and artificial intelligence
  • Huge set of connectors to pull data from almost any conceivable document repository
  • Efficient workflows for processing internal or external data

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In the event of a personal data breach, data controllers must notify the appropriate supervisory authority without undue delay and, if possible, no later than 72 hours after becoming aware of it (Article 33 of the GDPR).


The GDPR sets exorbitant fines of up to $24 million or 4% of the total worldwide turnover of the preceding financial year - whichever is higher - for infringements.


Based on a recent study conducted by IBM the average cost of a data breach is $3.9M. Main cost contributors are detection and escalation, notification, post data breach response and lost business cost.

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