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New Consumer Data Security Protections Legally Required

By Gille Ann Rabbin, Esq., CIPP/US, CIPP/E   The security of NY consumers’ private information is about to get a boost. The recently passed SHIELD Act (Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security) has expanded the scope of protection required of persons or businesses handling NY consumers’ data. Starting in late March of 2020, NYS will require companies in all sectors to exercise data security to secure private information of NY consumers. Effective March 21, NY will require persons or businesses that own or license private information about individuals to develop, implement, and maintain...

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Giving Thanks

Today is Thanksgiving, a day we traditionally give thanks for our blessings.  We might want to include giving thanks for the technological advances that have improved our lives, such as the internet.  The internet has given us non-stop access to information, commercial opportunities, social media, and convenience. But how did all this come about? Russia’s Cold War launch of Sputnik, coupled with America’s realization that the Russians had beaten us into space, resulted in the creation of U.S. scientific and technology programs.  The Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) was one of these programs. ...

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