New York Becomes First State to Require CLE in Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection

By Hunton Andrews Kurth’s Privacy and Cybersecurity

On June 10, 2022, New York became the first state to require attorneys to complete at least one credit of cybersecurity, privacy and data protection training as part of their continuing legal education (“CLE”) requirements. The new requirement will take effect July 1, 2023.

The New York State Bar Association’s (“NYSBA”) Committee on Technology and the Legal Profession initially recommended the new requirement in a 2020 report. In a joint order, the judicial departments of the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court formally adopted the recommendation.

Read more at The National Law Review.

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