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New York Senate Seeks to Boost Breach Notification Regime

Global Data Review

10 Jun 2019

In the Global Data Review article, “New York Senate seeks to boost breach notification regime,” Miriam H. Wugmeister, Co-chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Global Privacy & Data Security group, was quoted on New York’s recently passed Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act (SHIELD), which amends New York’s current breach notification law.

The Legislature requires any individual storing New York’s residents’ private information to comply with data breach notifications and enforces businesses to implement data security programs and requires training for employees to follow security practices.

Miriam told the publication that the added obligation for businesses to implement data security programs “goes substantially beyond the GDPR as that only contains very little detail regarding data security,” adding, “However, these developments are not particularly shocking, as other states such as California, Massachusetts and Texas have similar data security obligations.”

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