Why All Employers Should Pay Attention to This New Employee Monitoring Law in New York
Data Security and Privacy attorneys Mark Francis and Sophie Kletzien were interviewed in an article for Inc. Magazine about a new employee monitoring law in New York. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a civil rights law last November directing private employers to notify employees if they're being monitored. Employers who fail to notify their employees about their monitoring practices are subject to fines. The law went into effect earlier this month, but the attorneys say general network services or cybersecurity tools fall beyond its scope. Mr. Francis and Ms. Kletzien explained what kinds of actions or situations could fall under the law's reach and trigger a response from the state.
"We typically expect enforcement actions to be considered by the New York attorney general's office if they receive complaints from employees, learn of possible violations reported in public or social media, or discover the issue during an investigation they are undertaking," they said.