January 2015

Boulder Partner David Zetoony was quoted Jan. 15 on the New York attorney general’s website regarding an announcement by A.G. Eric Schneiderman that he would propose legislation to overhaul New York state’s data security law. New York state does not have a law directly requiring entities to institute data security ‎measures to protect consumer information. Prior to the announcement, Zetoony was contacted by the A.G.’s office asking for ideas on data security. Zetoony proposed incentivizing companies to reach new data security standards through safe harbors from litigation, rather than imposing new mandatory requirements or penalties – an approach reflected in the proposed legislation. “The approach that the attorney general is proposing – providing a safe harbor from suit for companies that go the extra mile to audit and verify their security practices – is innovative, unique and friendly to business,” Zetoony said. Click here to read the coverage.