Ep. 20 - Kevin Thomas - New York State Senator, District 6
Jun 02, 2020
In today's episode, we speak with Kevin Thomas, New York State Senator, District 6. In our brief conversation, we learned so much about the good that he is bringing to the state of NY around data privacy. He talks about his background before office, the difference between the NY privacy and Shield acts, and a positive outcome at home during these difficult times. Below are some of the questions from the episode. Such a pleasure and Joy to have Kevin on and thankful for his efforts in our ever-changing and rising world of data privacy. Please enjoy! 1. The SHIELD Act is now in force – what was the impetus for it and when do you expect we’ll see some enforcement actions based on it? How does it differ from the NY Privacy Act?2. What impact has the CCPA had on privacy in the U.S.?3. Would you share with us with goes on behind the scenes during the legislative process? What would voters be surprised to learn?-The Senator is also currently in the process of writing legislation to create a code of ethics for tracking health data amid the COVID-19 health crisis -- which brings on an interesting/timely point of conversation, how data privacy is becoming an important topic during the pandemic.