AG James Backs Data Breach Protection Act Passed by Legislature

Jason Grant reports:

State lawmakers have passed legislation that would “modernize” and update consumer data protections and expand New York Attorney General Letitia James’ oversight of data breaches affecting New Yorkers, according to a news release issued by James “applauding” the act’s passage.

Called the “Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act,” or SHIELD Act, the bill now moves to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk for his decision on whether to sign it into law.

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