How to estimate legal costs from a data breach.

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Next: A matter of whether you’ll be sued or not.

This paper is losing its recency (published 2013 with 2000–2010 data). But, it is still relevant for approximations!

Next: If we see litigation, how expensive is it?

Note: The Facebook $5B settlement with the FTC happened while writing this essay.

Sample contract language from educause

I’ve written another essay to approximate the costs associated with a specific regulatory event here, and some redundancy will occur!

The takeaway



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