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NYC Law Restricting Use of AI in Hiring Takes Effect in January: Are You Ready?

Last year, the New York City Council passed Local Law Int. No. 1894-A, which amended the City’s administrative code to afford new protections to employees during the hiring and promotion processes. The...

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FAA Issues Task Order for UTM Project at Griffiss International Airport

This week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a task order contract to the New York UAS Test Site for an unmanned aircraft system (UAS or drone) integration project. The project...

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New York DFS Fines Robinhood $30M for “Significant” Cybersecurity Violations

The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) announced its first ever penalty against a cryptocurrency platform this week, with a whopping $30 million fine assessed against Robinhood Crypto, LLC (RHC)...

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Mediant Communications Settles Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit

Last week, Mediant Communications Inc. (Mediant) settled a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York stemming from a 2019 data breach in which...

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Drones for Increased Public Safety in NYC?

Easy Aerial, creator of military grade drone-in-a box solutions, recently presented its plans for the New York Soteria Project with a goal of putting an “eye in the sky” to enhance...

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At Least 22 States Have Consumer Privacy Legislation Pending – Will 2022 Be the Year for More State Privacy Laws?

California is the gold standard for state privacy laws, having recently enacted the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA). Virginia and Colorado also have enacted...

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EyeMed Settles with NY AG for $600,000 Over 2020 Data Breach

EyeMed Vision Care, LLC, was the victim of a hacking incident in 2020 that compromised the personal information of 2.1 million consumers, including their names, addresses, Social Security numbers, member numbers...

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Blackbaud Must Face CCPA Claims in Multi-district Class Action from Data Breach

Blackbaud, which suffered a data breach of its customers’ data in a ransomware attack in 2020, in which it admitted paying the ransom in a double extortion attack [view related posts],...

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New York Adds Text Messaging to its Definition of Telemarketing

This week, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that added text messaging to the state of New York’s definition of telemarketing communication for purposes of its no-call registry. The legislation, S.3941/A.6040, closes...

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Canon Pushes for Dismissal for Lack of Standing in Data Breach Class Action

We previously wrote about the proposed class-action lawsuit against Canon USA Inc. that resulted from a data breach of former and current employees’ personal information. This week, Canon argued in New...

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