Data privacy considerations will get much more complicated in the new year as both New York and California implement new laws aimed at protection personally sensitive information. That was part of the message partner Alan Winchester delivered in a conversation with the Rochester Business Journal for a story published Dec. 3. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) goes into effect Jan. 1. And New York’s Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security (SHIELD) Act starts March 21.
Alan was quoted in the RBJ article discussing the impact of both regulations on organizations both large and small. New York’s SHIELD Act “focuses on how businesses have to secure information, whereas the California law focuses a little bit more on the rights you have to give data subjects and the notices you owe them,” Alan told the RBJ.