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New York to tighten data breach disclosure norms; US moves to secure energy grid from cyber-attacks
July 3rd, 2019
A new Act introduced in New York makes it mandatory for companies to disclose a data-breach incident even if an unauthorised person merely accesses the information
USA has wrapped up last month with two significant legal moves to tackle cyber-crime.
The New York State Legislature has passed The Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security (SHIELD) Act, which is intended to strengthen the state’s data security laws by more explicitly defining when and how businesses must notify the public and attorney general of a data breach incident.
The new act coincides with the US Senate approving the Securing Energy Infrastructure Act, which aims at securing the energy grid through collaboration with private industry by removing vulnerabilities that hackers could exploit.