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The New SHIELD Act Changes Breach Notification Rules and Data Security Standards for New Yorkers’ Personal Information

Ellen Moskowitz and Elizabeth (Betsy) Rosen Reflecting the movement to toughen data security laws on a state-by-state basis, on July 25, 2019, Governor Cuomo signed into law the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act (the “SHIELD Act” or the “Act”). The Act amends New York State’s current data breach notification law, which covers breaches of certain personally-identifiable computerized data (referred to in the New York breach law as “Private Information”). The Act also breaks new g...
Tags: New York, Law, Legislation, New York State, Cuomo, Data Breaches, Data Privacy Laws, Ellen Moskowitz, Privacy Law, Private Information, Data Breach Notification Law, SHIELD Act, Elizabeth Betsy Rosen, Private Information of New York


Great Advice for 1Ls (& 2L & 3Ls)

Via Flicker. Some rights reserved. Prof. Ilya Somin of George Mason (not, certs, one of my ideological bedfellows), has some really good advice for law students. I trust he will forgive me if I do something I almost never do and quote almost all of it: 1. Think carefully about what kind of law you want to practice. Law is a profession with relatively high income and social status. Yet studies repeatedly show that many lawyers are deeply unhappy, a higher percentage than in most other profession...
Tags: Law, George Mason, Ilya Somin



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