The SHIELD Act will impose substantial new obligations on any employer with an employee residing in New York State, as well as on many employers across the country that conduct online hiring.
- Regardless of their location or size, employers that receive, collect or otherwise possess private information about New York residents must comply with the New York SHIELD Act.
- Even employers with no New York employees may trigger coverage based on information collected through their online hiring processes.
- Employers with such data must adopt cybersecurity data safeguards that comply with the provisions of the SHIELD Act and are subject to notification requirements in the event of a data breach.
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