The NYS Forum May Monthly Meeting

NYS Information Security Breach and Notification Act

The New York State Information Security Breach and Notification Act was passed to add a public element of accountability for government and private agencies charged with the stewardship of New York state resident's private information and to help protect New York state residents from unauthorized access to their private information stored in electronic format.

This law requires New York State government entities to disclose, without unreasonable delay, any breach of security, unauthorized access, or unauthorized release of personal computerized data to any NY State resident (NYS policy also requires notification of this information to nonresidents) when this information was or is reasonably believed to have been acquired without valid authorization.

The presentation featured an overview of the law and agency responsibilities by Mara B. Ginsberg, Counsel, NYS Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination, and Lisa Harris, Executive Deputy Commissioner and Counsel, NYS Consumer Protection Board.

Presentation: (links open in a new window)