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New York has brought itself into line with a number of states concerning how they define a data breach, and, where applicable, what substantive security controls they require.
On July 25, the Governor signed into law Senate Bill 5575, the “Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act” (SHIELD Act), which had passed the Legislature on June 17, 2019. The SHIELD Act was originally proposed in the 2017-2018 session, but died in committee. It returned with gusto in 2019: proposed in the Legislature in February and passing both houses in a little more than four months.
A Reflection on the Year Behind, the Years Ahead and Why Privacy Means So Much to Us
Part One of a Two-Part Article
In just over a year since GDPR Day, privacy by design has made privacy as a profession one of the fastest growing and hottest verticals in and outside of the legal job market.
By Michael Bahar, Sarah Paul, Mary Jane Wilson-Bilik and Ali Jessani
While legislation to enhance data privacy rights and obligations continue to make headlines, regulators and legislators are also stepping up their cybersecurity expectations. In the first half of 2019, a number of states have updated their existing data breach notification laws and passed new cybersecurity requirements.
By Gevorg Karapetyan
Bring Your Own Device is one of the biggest compliance-related issues companies face today, and when it comes to security risks, law firms are prime targets. Considering law firms are built on their reputation, firms must make every assurance that the technology they use will protect their data.
By Debra Frank Montero
As data security challenges continue to escalate, many law firms and corporate legal departments are upping their efforts to strengthen cyber defenses and minimize risks.