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New Data Protection Laws to Impact E-waste Recyclers

New Data Protection Laws to Impact E-waste Recyclers

Data security laws in New York and California will require businesses to implement additional security on their recycling vendors.

Two new laws in New York and California are expected to transform the way businesses and electronic scrap recyclers handle data security and personal information.

In July, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law Senate Bill S5575B, also known as the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act. A year earlier, California’s then-Gov. Jerry Brown signed the California Consumer Privacy Act, Assembly Bill 375, into law.

Both laws, according to an E-Scrap News report, require businesses to implement additional security on their recycling vendors.

E-Scrap News has more information:

New data protection laws in California and New York are part of a national trend that will fundamentally change the way businesses handle personal information, according to a NAID leader.

“The sea change is that however these things end up, they are putting the data subject – or the data owner, the individual – in charge of their information,” Bob Johnson, CEO of the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID), said in an interview. “At its core, that’s a difference for businesses and for service providers and it’s going to mean big changes over time.”

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on July 25 signed into law Senate Bill S5575B, called the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security (SHIELD) Act. Both the SHIELD Act and an earlier California bill require businesses to put added scrutiny on their recycling vendors. The new legal requirements could also help compliant e-scrap recycling vendors land more clients.

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