New York: Implements More Stringent Data Security Requirements for Employers


All Employers of NY Employees Maintaining Private Data of New York Residents


March 21, 2020


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In order to combat breaches of security placing personal information at risk, the state of New York implemented the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security (SHIELD) Act, which requires businesses to implement safeguards for the private information of New York residents, and expands notification requirements when a breach occurs. The SHIELD Act is quite broad and can apply to any employer who maintains private information of New York residents, even those outside the state.

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