Law new is a concept that has become an integral part of how many legal firms do business today. It refers to different ways of delivering services and focusing on the client experience that are distinct from the traditional practices of most lawyers. This includes working with underserved communities, embracing technology and using creative strategies that are outside of the scope of traditional practice. The benefits of this approach are clear and the firms that focus on this type of work can find it to be a significant source of revenue and a way to diversify their business.
This bill would amend the City’s data breach notification laws to align them with requirements in New York State’s SHIELD Act. City agencies that suffer a data breach involving private, personal information of individuals would be required to notify the persons affected by such a breach and to disclose to the Chief Privacy Officer the nature of such a breach. This bill would also clarify definitions in the City’s existing data breach notification laws.
The law to end gender bias in prices
Some shoppers have noticed that shampoos and other personal care products marketed to women cost more than very similar versions sold to men. This law will stop such pricing practices by prohibiting stores from displaying product prices by gender.
The law to provide notice of student loan forgiveness programs
This law requires the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, in consultation with the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP), to prepare a notice that DCWP and city agencies must provide to employees and job applicants regarding the availability of federal and state student loan forgiveness programs. This law adds to the law on this issue that was passed during the 2022 legislative session.