On November 12, 2019, Appolo Compliance attended the ACC presentation on data privacy. The event took place in New York City. The speakers covered many topics, including the New York Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act (SHIELD Act), New York Revenge Porn Law and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The passage of the CCPA triggered a chain reaction, states including New York and New Hampshire passed their own data privacy regulations. And just like that, US companies are now subject to new rules.
The CCPA creates significant regulatory responsibilities for businesses. For example, any business is required to guarantee Californians the rights to know what personal information is being collected, sold or disclosed. Businesses are subject to the CCPA if it has a gross revenue in excess of $5 million; handles the personal information of 50,000 or more consumers; or derives 50 percent or more of annual revenues from selling consumersâ€™ personal information. This includes notices requirements, individual rights and a private right of action for up to $750 against a business that suffers a data breach.
The SHIELD Act amends New York Stateâ€™s current data breach notification law. This regulation applies to any business that collects the private information of NY residents. Private information now includes, biometric information, credit or debit card number. The NY Revenge Porn Law criminalizes the unlawful dissemination or publishing of intimate images without the subjectsâ€™ consent, with the intent to cause emotional, financial or physical harm to another person. Victims have the choice to pursue a criminal case, a civil case or both.
To learn more about New York State or Federal data privacy legislations, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.