senate Bill S6891

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the timeliness of disclosure of a breach of the security of a system that contains private information

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Consumer Protection Committee

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to consumer protection
Sep 29, 2017 referred to rules

S6891 - Details

Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง380-t & 380-u, Gen Bus L

S6891 - Summary

Relates to the timeliness of disclosure of a breach of the security of a system that contains private information; removes language that a fee be paid when a freeze is lifted; and requires a security freeze be lifted within one business day of a request.

S6891 - Sponsor Memo

S6891 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K


                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                           September 29, 2017

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to the  timeliness
  of  disclosure  of  a breach of the security of a system that contains
  private information


  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "Credit Empowerment Act".
  S 2. Section 380-t of the general business law, as amended by  chapter
279  of the laws of 2008, subdivisions (b) and (n) as separately amended
by chapter 406 of the laws of 2008, and subdivision (g)  as  amended  by
section  36  of  part A of chapter 62 of the laws of 2011, is amended to
read as follows:
  S 380-t. Security freeze. (a) A consumer may request that  a  security
freeze  be  placed  on  his  or  her consumer credit report by sending a
request in writing with confirmation of delivery requested or via  tele-
phone,  secure  electronic  means,  or  other  methods  developed by the
consumer credit reporting agency to a consumer credit  reporting  agency
at  an  address,  telephone  number or secure website designated by such
agency to receive such  requests.  Consumer  credit  reporting  agencies
shall  have a secure website and a separately dedicated toll-free number
to offer information, to  process  requests  and  deliver  the  services
provided for under this section.
  (b) A consumer credit reporting agency that receives from a consumer a
request  in  accordance  with  subdivision  (a)  of  this section shall,
provided such  request  is  accompanied  by  proper  identification  and
payment  of  any applicable fee, place a security freeze on the consumer
credit report of or relating to such consumer no later than  four  busi-
ness  days after receiving such request, provided further, however, that
for requests received on or after January first, two thousand nine, such

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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