Senate Bill S5007A

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Establishes the "secure our data act"

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  • Delivered to Governor
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2023-S5007 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5736
Law Section:
State Technology Law
Laws Affected:
Add §210, St Tech L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S9005

2023-S5007 - Summary

Establishes the "secure our data act"; relates to state entities preparing for and protecting against a ransomware attack.

2023-S5007 - Sponsor Memo

2023-S5007 - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5007
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 21, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. GONZALEZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Internet and Technology
 
 AN ACT to amend the state technology law, in  relation  to  establishing
   the "secure our data act"
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "secure our
 data act".
   § 2. Legislative intent. The legislature  finds  that  ransomware  and
 other  malware  attacks have affected the electronically stored personal
 information relating to thousands of people statewide  and  millions  of
 people  nationwide.  The  legislature  also  finds  that  state entities
 receive such personal information from various  sources,  including  the
 data  subjects themselves, other state entities, and the federal govern-
 ment.  In addition, the legislature finds that state entities  use  such
 personal information to make determinations regarding the data subjects.
 The  legislature  further  finds  that New Yorkers deserve to have their
 personal information that is in the possession of a state entity  stored
 in  a  manner  that  will  withstand any attempt by ransomware and other
 malware to alter, change, or encrypt such information.
   Therefore, the legislature enacts the secure our data act  which  will
 guarantee  that  state  entities  will  employ  the proper technology to
 protect the personal information stored as backup information  from  any
 unauthorized alteration or change.
   §  3.  The state technology law is amended by adding a new section 210
 to read as follows:
   § 210. RANSOMWARE AND OTHER MALWARE PROTECTION.  1.  DEFINITIONS.  FOR
 PURPOSES  OF  THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING
 MEANINGS:
   (A) "DATA SUBJECT" SHALL MEAN THE PERSON WHO IS  THE  SUBJECT  OF  THE
 PERSONAL INFORMATION.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD09002-01-3
              

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2023-S5007A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5736
Law Section:
State Technology Law
Laws Affected:
Add §210, St Tech L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S9005

2023-S5007A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the "secure our data act"; relates to state entities preparing for and protecting against a ransomware attack.

2023-S5007A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S5007A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5007--A
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 21, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. GONZALEZ, SALAZAR -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and  when  printed  to  be  committed to the Committee on Internet and
   Technology -- reported favorably from said committee and committed  to
   the  Committee  on  Finance  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended,
   ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

 AN ACT to amend the state technology law, in  relation  to  establishing
   the "secure our data act"
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "secure our
 data act".
   § 2. Legislative intent. The legislature  finds  that  ransomware  and
 other  malware  attacks have affected the electronically stored personal
 information relating to thousands of people statewide  and  millions  of
 people  nationwide.  The  legislature  also  finds  that  state entities
 receive such personal information from various  sources,  including  the
 data  subjects themselves, other state entities, and the federal govern-
 ment.  In addition, the legislature finds that state entities  use  such
 personal information to make determinations regarding the data subjects.
 The  legislature  further  finds  that New Yorkers deserve to have their
 personal information that is in the possession of a state entity  stored
 in  a  manner  that  will  withstand any attempt by ransomware and other
 malware to alter, change, or encrypt such information.
   Therefore, the legislature enacts the secure our data act  which  will
 guarantee  that  state  entities  will  employ  the proper technology to
 protect the personal information stored as backup information  from  any
 unauthorized alteration or change.
   §  3.  The state technology law is amended by adding a new section 210
 to read as follows:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD09002-02-3
 S. 5007--A                          2
 
              

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