Bill Text: NY K00024 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim January 28, 2021, as Data Privacy Day in the State of New York

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 19-5)

Status: (Passed) 2021-01-26 - adopted [K00024 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-K00024-Introduced.html

Assembly Resolution No. 24

BY: M. of A. Rosenthal L

        MEMORIALIZING Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim
        January  28,  2021, as Data Privacy Day in the State
        of New York

  WHEREAS, It is the sense  of  this  Legislative  Body  to  recognize
official days that are set aside to increase awareness of serious issues
that affect the lives of citizens of New York State; and

  WHEREAS,  Attendant  to  such  concern,  and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this  Legislative  Body  is  justly  proud  to
memorialize  Governor  Andrew  M. Cuomo to proclaim January 28, 2021, as
Data Privacy Day in the State of  New  York,  in  conjunction  with  the
observance of National Data Privacy Day; and

  WHEREAS,  The  themes for this year's Data Privacy Day are "Own Your
Privacy" which encourages individuals to make informed  decisions  about
the  information  they  choose  to  share  and  to  be  mindful  of  the
applications they use and their privacy settings; and

  WHEREAS,  The  second  theme  is  "Respect   Privacy"   which   asks
organizations   to  be  responsible  for  keeping  individuals  personal
information safe from unauthorized access and  ensuring  fair,  relevant
and legitimate data collection and processing; and

  WHEREAS,  Data  Privacy Day began in the United States in January of
2008, and commemorates the January 28, 1981, signing of Convention  108,
the  first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and
data protection; and

  WHEREAS, Today, Data Privacy Day is observed in the  United  States,
Canada, Israel and 47 European countries; and

  WHEREAS,  The  National  Cyber  Security  Alliance (NCSA) officially
leads the Data Privacy Day campaign and is advised  by  a  distinguished
advisory  committee  of privacy professionals to help the campaign align
with the most current privacy issues in a thoughtful and meaningful way;

  WHEREAS,  Data  Privacy  Day's  educational  initiative   originally
focused on raising awareness among businesses as well as users about the
importance  of  protecting  the  privacy  of  their personal information
online, particularly in the context of social networking; and

  WHEREAS, The educational focus has expanded over the past six  years
to include families, consumers and businesses; and

  WHEREAS, In addition to its educational initiative, Data Privacy Day
promotes  events  and  activities  that  stimulate  the  development  of
technology  tools  that  promote  individual  control  over   personally
identifiable  information;  encourages  compliance with privacy laws and
regulations; and  creates  dialogue  among  stakeholders  interested  in
advancing data protection and privacy; and

  WHEREAS, Many examples abound of the perils of poor data management;
lives  and  livelihoods  can  be  destroyed by theft of identity, credit
information, and the like, including the denial of a loan or new  credit
card,  removal  from one's hard-earned state of financial stability, and
the  mental  duress  of  loss  of privacy and security of one's personal
information and data; and

  WHEREAS, The threat of data breaches and  data  theft  continues  to
loom  large  and  continues  to  grow  and  plague  more New Yorkers and
Americans each day; and

  WHEREAS, As more commerce, communication, and other aspects  of  the
daily  lives  of  New Yorkers occur digitally, it is more important than
ever to be educated on the safe practices of data  privacy  and  safety,
and to take steps whenever possible to increase data security; and

  WHEREAS,  It  is  imperative  that there be greater awareness of the
importance of data privacy, and more must be done to  increase  activity
at the local, State and National levels; now, therefore, be it

  RESOLVED,  That  this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim January  28,  2021,  as
Data Privacy Day in the State of New York; and be it further

  RESOLVED,  That  a  copy  of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the  State  of
New York.