Zoom Probe Offers Clues On NY's New Data Security Law

By Erik Dullea and Megan Herr (May 21, 2020, 6:03 PM EDT) -- On May 7, Zoom Video Communications Inc. became the first company to experience one of the new enforcement tools available to the New York Attorney General's Office under the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act, or SHIELD Act.

The SHIELD Act took effect on March 21 and requires any person or business owning or licensing computerized data containing the private information of a New York resident "to develop, implement and maintain reasonable safeguards to protect the security, confidentiality and integrity of that private information."

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