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New York SHIELD Act and How it Impacts Your Business

Applies even if You’re Not in New York.

  • The Act applies to “any person or business which […] owns or licenses computerized data which includes private information.” This means that if your business or organization has employees or customers who live in New York, this legislation may apply to you.
  • Should the information be exposed through intentional or unintentional disclosure, the organization must provide notice, “without reasonable delay” to any affected individuals (written notice, electronic notice, phone, public posting…etc.).
  • The SHIELD Act does not mandate specific safeguards but instead provides that a business will “be deemed to be in compliance with” this standard if it implements a “data security program” that includes all of the elements enumerated in the SHIELD Act.
  • The SHIELD Act’s data security requirements take effect on March 21, 2020.
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