June 28, 2019
Earlier this month, the New York State Legislature passed a sweeping data protection law entitled, Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Act (S.6933-B) (“SHIELD Act”). If the bill is signed into law by Governor Cuomo, the SHIELD Act will provide residents of New York with greater data and privacy law protections and impose requirements on companies to implement and maintain reasonable safeguards to protect the confidentiality and security of private information (even if those companies are located outside of New York). Importantly, the SHIELD Act does not provide for a private right of action in the event that a company violates the proposed new data privacy law.
What does the proposed data privacy law cover? [Read More]