Fast on the heels of President Obama’s proposal to create a national data breach notification standard, yesterday, New York Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman announced that he will propose legislation that would significantly strengthen New York’s existing data security laws and establish new consumer privacy protections.
Citing the “prevalence and increase of data breaches” and the need “to protect consumers and businesses,” AG Schneiderman’s proposal:
If introduced and passed by the Assembly, New York’s law would be “the strongest, most comprehensive in the nation,” according to the Attorney General. Of course, if the proposed federal data breach notification law as currently proposed were to pass Congress, it would preempt New York’s data breach law.
For more information on the current state data breach notification statutes: http://www.dwt.com/statedatabreachstatutes/.