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Maryam M. Meseha is a commercial litigation attorney who writes articles on commercial litigation, commercial real estate, and environmental.
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Are You Ready to Comply with NYC’s Biometric Privacy Law?
Author: Maryam M. MesehaDate: June 18, 2021
New York City’s biometric privacy ordinance is slated to take effect on July 9, 2021. The new law requires businesses to notify customers if they collect, retain, or share biometric information.
Under New York City’s biometric privacy ordinance, any commercial establishment that collects, retains, converts, stores or shares biometric identifier information of customers must disclose such activity by placing a “clear and conspicuous” sign near all of the commercial establishment’s customer entrances. The disclosure must notify customers in “plain, simple language” that customers’ biometric identifier information is being collected, retained, converted, stored or shared, as applicable. The ordinance also makes it “unlawful to sell, lease, trade, share in exchange for anything of value or otherwise profit from the transaction of biometric identifier information.”
NYDFS Enforcement Reveals State Data Breach Laws Can Trigger Mandatory Reporting of Non-Material Breaches
Two recent cybersecurity enforcement actions resolved by the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS or Department) highlight the importance...
Are Your Vendors the Weak Link in Your Cybersecurity Defenses?
A wide-scale cyberattack revealed how easily an entity’s IT systems can be compromised by the vulnerabilities of an entity’s software...
Failing to Timely Report a Data Breach Can Be a Costly Mistake
A New York mortgage company recently paid a $1.5 million penalty for failing to timely report a data breach to...
Increased Cyber Threats Require NJ Schools to Take Action
The Joint Cybersecurity Advisory warns that cyberattacks against K-12 educational institutions are on the rise... Cybercriminals are likely targeting schools,...
States Increase Data Privacy Regulation and New Federal Legislation May Pass in 2021
March 24, 2021
In the absence of federal privacy regulations, states continue to push forward with their own efforts, introducing bills to address...
What Can Businesses Do to Combat Abusive Online Reviews?
February 23, 2021
As businesses struggle to stay afloat amid the COVID-19 pandemic, online reviews shared on websites and social media have become...
Cyberattacks Targeting COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Chain
December 23, 2020
With the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine already underway, the vaccine distribution chain is facing growing cyber risks... With the...
Is Federal IoT Security Legislation a Sign of What’s Next?
December 9, 2020
After receiving rare bipartisan support, the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act is headed to President Donald Trump for signature......
What Should Businesses Expect under California’s Proposition 24?
December 2, 2020
California voters recently approved Proposition 24, formally known as the California Privacy Rights and Enforcement Act Initiative Since taking effect...