In New York, breach reports are up 40%

New York State no longer makes the breach reports it receives conveniently available online (drat!), but Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued a press release today with a few stats of note:

The office has received 459 data breach notices from the first of the year through May 2, 2016, as compared with 327 through the same time last year. In the year 2015 alone, the office received 809 data breach notices.  The office is expecting to receive well over 1000 notices for the year, a new record.

Entities may find it a tad easier to submit breach notifications to the state, as New York has also unveiled a new online submission system.

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