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Public Hearing: To address New York State’s cyber security infrastructure, including the challenges, risks and protocols used to protect state information, hardware, software and systems

Senate Standing Committee on CodesChair: Senator Michael NozzolioSenate Standing Committee on Consumer ProtectionChair: Senator Michael Vendittoand Senate Standing Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military AffairsChair: Senator Thomas CrociPublic Hearing: To address New York State’s cyber security infrastructure, including the challenges, risks and protocols used to protect state information, hardware, software and systems.Place: Hamilton Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor,Albany, New YorkTime: 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.Contact: Daniel Toomey (518) 455-2559; Brendan Lovullo (518) 455-2561Media Contact: Senate Majority Press Office (518) 455-2264ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

May 20, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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SENATE PASSES BILL TARGETING PROFESSIONAL SHOPLIFTERS AND OTHER ORGANIZED RETAIL CRIMINALS

Bill Would Give Law Enforcement More Authority to Curtail Costly Retail Theft

April 27, 2015
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Public Hearing: Cyber Security in New York State as it Relates to Businesses and the Private Sector

Joint – Senate Standing Committee on Codes
Chair: Senator Michael Nozzolio
Senate Standing Committee on Consumer Protection
Chair: Senator Michael Venditto
and Senate Standing Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs
Chair: Senator Thomas Croci
Public Hearing: Cyber Security in New York State as it Relates to Businesses and the Private Sector
Place: Assembly Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, Room 1923, 19th Floor, New York, New York
Time: 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Contact: Daniel Toomey (518) 455-2559; Brendan Lovullo (518) 455-2561
Media Contact: Senate Majority Press Office (518) 455-2264
ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

May 14, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Committee Meeting: Consumer Protection Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Consumer Protection Senator Michael Venditto, Chair 9:30 AM, Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Room 945 LOB

PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE FOR MEETING

April 22, 9:30 AM - 9:38 AM
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Senator Venditto Highlights National Consumer Protection Week

Chairman of the New York Senate Consumer Protection Committee, State Senator Michael Venditto, (R, C, I- Massapequa) kicked off the start of National Consumer Protection Week by providing New Yorkers with many important links to tools to help our consumers safeguard themselves in todays digital world.

March 2, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Consumer Protection Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Consumer Protection Senator Michael Venditto, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, March 3, 2015 Room 945 LOB

March 3, 9:30 AM - 9:47 AM
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Senator Venditto Alerts Consumers to Potential Risks Following BlueCross BlueShield insurer Anthem Data Breach

Chairman of the Senate Consumer Protection Committee, State Senator Michael Venditto, (R, C, I- Massapequa), alerted consumers today of potential risks following Anthem’s data breach.

BlueCross BlueShield insurer Anthem reported that personal records of a number of their customers had been compromised during a very sophisticated external cyber attack. According to the company, the attack allowed the hackers to gain access to personally identifiable information including names, addresses, birthdates and social security numbers which could make those affected vulnerable to identity theft.

February 9, 2015
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Senator Venditto Comments on Protecting Children from Identity Theft

Recently as Consumer Protection Chairman, Senator Venditto voted on a bill that amends a law that was passed last year. This law protects children from identity thieves who steal information to establish fraudulent financial accounts. As Consumer Protection Chairman Senator Venditto will continue to sponsor more good helpful pieces of legislation, like this one that protect and give opportunity to the future generations of New Yorkers.

February 4, 2015
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Consumer Protection Alert from Senator Venditto

Chairman of the Senate Consumer Protection Committee, State Senator Michael Venditto, (R, C, I- Massapequa) would like to alert you to the following scams recently targeting New Yorkers.  Please follow the links below to make yourself aware of them.

Fraudulent NYS Attorney General’s Office Debt Collection Notices

Nassau County Phone Scams

Alert For Scams Involving Fake Lottery Prizes

January 29, 2015
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