In a recent Bloomberg Law article titled, “N.Y. Privacy Bill Carries Litigation, Enforcement Hike Potential,” HSE partner and chair of the Privacy and Data Security practice, F. Paul Greene, discussed the proposed New York Senate Bill 567. The bill, introduced January 6, requires businesses to provide privacy notices and give consumers the right to know what personal information is being collected about them.
According to Paul, the bill also includes a provision that would give whistleblowers a portion of the civil penalties if the attorney general brings an action. That could incentivize people with nonpublic information to come forward and drive up enforcement numbers.
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