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SECTION 97
Civil remedies
Public Officers (PBO) CHAPTER 47, ARTICLE 6-A
§ 97. Civil remedies. (1) Any data subject aggrieved by any action
taken under this article may seek judicial review and relief pursuant to
article seventy-eight of the civil practice law and rules.

(2) In any proceeding brought under subdivision one of this section,
the party defending the action shall bear the burden of proof, and the
court may, if the data subject substantially prevails against any agency
and if the agency lacked a reasonable basis pursuant to this article for
the challenged action, award to the data subject reasonable attorneys'
fees and disbursements reasonably incurred.

(3) Nothing in this article shall be construed to limit or abridge the
right of any person to obtain judicial review or pecuniary or other
relief, in any other form or upon any other basis, otherwise available
to a person aggrieved by any agency action under this article.