NY Data Security Law Boosts Liability As Cyberattacks Surge

Law360 (April 16, 2020, 9:18 PM EDT) -- A New York law that requires companies to fortify their data security programs went live quietly last month, significantly expanding businesses' liability risks and forcing them to take a hard look at how they're protecting personal data at a time when hackers are seizing on the coronavirus pandemic to launch a fresh wave of attacks.

While most companies have grown accustomed to government mandates to beef up their security protections in the face of mounting cyber threats, New York's move to require businesses to include certain specific elements in their data security programs takes to the next level the work that companies...

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