New York State Tightens Privacy Laws

New York State will soon have a new data security program to help protect businesses. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo just signed the bill that will update the state’s privacy law and will go into effect in 240 days. The law will expand what is defined as personal information and will add requirements and timelines for people to be notified of data breaches.

As Cuomo said,

“As technology seeps into practically every aspect of our daily lives, it is increasingly critical that we do everything we can to ensure the information that companies are trusted with is secure.”

The updates will apply to any person or organization that has access to the private information that belongs to New York state residents, even if they don’t conduct business in the state.