F. Paul Greene, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPM, FIP, partner and chair of our Privacy and Data Security practice, recently shared insight regarding the latest legislative movement of the New York Privacy Act (“the Act”). In his New York Law Journal titled, “The New York Privacy Act Returns and Is in Good Company Nationwide,” Paul describes that New York has been inching toward adopting a comprehensive data protection statute, such as the Act, in various forms for almost two decades. He states, “The proposed Act has also gone through several permutations, adding and refining new concepts, which, if adopted, will place New York among the most restrictive regulators of data protection worldwide. This background is key to understanding the purposes behind the Act and is helpful in anticipating how it may be enforced, if ultimately adopted.” Paul continues to explain the history of the Act, how it might be enforced, some confusion surrounding remaining language, and what makes it unique.
To view the article on New York Law Journal’s website, click here.