NY Data Privacy: How to Simplify Compliance & Enhance Security

Presented by

Chris Merritt, Director of Solution Marketing, Lumension

About this talk

In New York, more than 400 data breaches in 2009 impacted more than 1 million state resident records – and according to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, NY was 6th per capita in identity theft complaints in the US. To address this data privacy challenge, NY has several statutes in place to protect and inform citizens about data breaches. Some which impact businesses in the state include: •General Business Law section 399 – includes limits on the use and dissemination of SSNs and restrictions on how businesses can dispose of paper records with personal identifying information about individuals. •General Business Law section 899 – requires businesses operating in the state to notify consumers when their personal information is compromised during a security breach. But businesses in NY must concern themselves with more than just state regulations - NY’s neighbor Massachusetts imposes data protection and breach notification mandates on all businesses with customers in MA, regardless of where the business is located. In addition, there are numerous federal data privacy, data protection and data breach notification regulations which impact specific industries – such as those included in the HIPAA / HITECH Acts in the healthcare arena. And on top of this, there are industry-specific regulations which apply – such as those in PCI-DSS which impact every organization which takes credit cards. The result is a patchwork of confusing and sometimes contradictory statutes and regulations which impact almost every business in the US. In this webcast, we will: •Examine the myriad of statutes and regulations impacting organizations in NY, and peer into the crystal ball to see what might be coming down the road •Discuss recommended tools to effectively comply with regulations and ensure the protection of critical information •Highlight strategies to ensure continuous compliance and security to withstand outside scrutiny and attain legal defensibility

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