NJ & NY Propose Amendments To Data Breach Laws

Jason C. Gavejian and Marlo Johnson Roebuck write:

The New Jersey Assembly on December 15 unanimously approved, by a vote of 75-0, a bill designed to better protect consumers from identify theft.  Bill A3146, if approved by the Senate, would expand the state’s law to include disclosure of a breach of security of online accounts.

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Notably, the New York assembly earlier introduced Bill A10190 which would amend New York’s data breach notification law (NY Gen. Bus. Law 899-aa).  The proposed amendment would require entities which conduct business in New York State, and which own or license  computerized  data  which  includes  private information to develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive information security program which must be consistent with the safeguards for protection of personal information.

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