As anticipated, today New York’s governor signed into law the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act (SHIELD Act) discussed in our recap of US data breach laws enacted in the first half of 2019. The bill passed the state senate by a margin of 41 – 21. The law updates the body of law governing data breaches in New York by increasing the scope of information subject to current data breach notification laws and expanding notification requirements.
Tandy Mathis practices on Moore & Van Allen’s Litigation and Privacy & Data Security groups, focusing primarily on information management issues, including discovery, privacy, and data security. With more than a decade of experience, she helps clients understand their obligations to protect data and advises on how they can lawfully collect, use, and share personal information.