Betty Little's vote against the Shield Act


In 2019 the New York State's Govenor Andrew Cuomo signed Senate Bill S5575B, known as the SHIELD Act, into law. The law seeks to:

broaden the scope of information covered under the notification law and updates the notification require- ments when there has been a breach of data. It also broadens the defi- nition of a data breach to include an unauthorized person gaining access to information. It also requires reasonable data security, provides standards tailored to the size of a business, and provides protections from liability for certain entities.

It's unclear how a senator might find the Shield Act's purpose orthogonal to the interests of New Yorkers, but this page will be updated once Senator Little weighs in. Senator Little's Director of Legislation has indicated they'll research this decision and report back soon.