NY SHIELD Act Takes Effect


According to Hunton Andrews Kurth’s Privacy & Information Security Law Blog, New York’s Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act, better known as the SHIELD Act, is a two-part data security-focused bill impacting all businesses that handle information belonging to New York state residents. The SHIELD Act took force on March 21, 2020. The law calls on covered organizations to implement a data security program with appropriate administrative, technical and physical safeguards for the personal information of New York residents. Companies found to be violating the SHIELD Act may be subject to a $5,000 fine for each violation.
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