The SHIELD (Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security) Act is the latest cybersecurity-based legislation, affecting businesses (including law firms) that own or license computerized private information of New York residents. Designed to protect state residents’ data, this act imposes strict requirements on firms and levies harsh fines for those that fail to meet them.

Steven Teppler, of counsel and chair of the firm’s privacy and cybersecurity practice group, and Lauren X. Topelsohn, partner focused on civil litigation, employment law, business disputes, and publishing and privacy issues, discuss the legal and ethical requirements imposed by the SHIELD Act in the New York Law Journal.

Read the New York Law Journal article, “Attorney Cybersecurity Competence: Legal and Ethical Requirements Imposed by the SHIELD Act”.