Senate Bill 8450C, or An Act to Amend the Public Health Law in relation to the Confidentiality of Contact Tracing Information, passed the New York State Senate and Assembly and will be delivered to the governor’s office for signature.

The bill requires that information collected for COVID-19 contact tracing be kept confidential and not be

The New York State Senate has approved a measure that would protect the privacy of contact tracing data.

“The NY state Senate approved a measure (S.8450C/A.10500C) that would keep contact tracing information confidential and ensure it is only used for tracing efforts.”

“All private contractors hired for contact tracing would be required to

Citing a “significant increase in cybercrime” during the COVID-19 pandemic, the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) issued guidance to all New York State regulated entities identifying areas of heightened cybersecurity risks. DFS advised regulated entities they should assess and address these areas as per cybersecurity regulation 23 NYCRR Part 500.

Heightened Risk #1:

“Though it was hailed as a potentially groundbreaking bill, the New York Privacy Act (NYPA) failed to materialize during the state’s most recent session. Had it done so, the bill would have introduced a regulatory framework that rivaled or potentially even surpassed that of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the first major piece of

First we take Sacramento, then we take Albany…

The New York Privacy Act, a privacy bill proposed by State Sen. Kevin Thomas, D-N.Y., bears similarities to the California Consumer Privacy Act.

Like the CCPA, it would allow people to find out what data companies are collecting on them, see who they’re sharing that data with,