Lucas Ropek reports:
Though it was hailed as a potentially groundbreaking bill, the New York Privacy Act (NYPA) failed to materialize during the state’s most recent session. Had it done so, the bill would have introduced a regulatory framework that rivaled or potentially even surpassed that of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the first major piece of data privacy legislation in the U.S.
Sen. Kevin Thomas introduced the bill earlier this year, quickly garnering a number of co-sponsors in the Senate, but failing to find any in the Assembly. The legislation received considerable media attention — with outlets calling it potentially “tougher,” “bolder” and more “sweeping” than legislation that had come before.
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