STATE OF NEW YORK
January 12, 2018
Introduced by M. of A. VANEL -- read once and referred to the Committee
on Governmental Operations
AN ACT establishing a commission to study the European Union's general
protection data regulation and the current state of cyber security in
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. a. The office of information technology services, in
2 consultation with, and using data collected by, the state board of
3 elections, shall establish a commission to study the European Union's
4 general protection data regulation and the current state of cyber secu-
5 rity in the state, to develop legislation to protect people's online
6 personal information.
7 b. Such commission shall consist of eleven members to be appointed by
8 the director of the office of information technology services. Such
9 members shall have knowledge of and expertise in cyber security, tele-
10 communications, internet service delivery, public protection, computer
11 systems and/or computer networks.
12 c. Such commission shall investigate, discuss and make recommendations
13 concerning cyber security issues using the European Union's general
14 protection data regulation as a model involving both the public and
15 private sectors and the necessary steps New York state should take to
17 i. critical cyber infrastructure;
18 ii. financial systems;
19 iii. telecommunications networks;
20 iv. electrical grids;
21 v. security systems;
22 vi. first responder systems and infrastructure;
23 vii. physical infrastructure systems;
24 viii. transportation systems; and
25 ix. any additional sectors of state government and the private sector
26 as the commission deems necessary.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.
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1 d. The purpose of such commission shall be to promote the development
2 of innovative, actionable policies to ensure that New York state is in
3 the forefront of personal cyber security defense.
4 e. The members of such commission shall receive no compensation for
5 their services, but may receive actual and necessary expenses, and shall
6 not be disqualified for holding any other public office or employment by
7 means of their service as a member of the commission.
8 f. Such commission shall be entitled to request and receive, and shall
9 be provided with, such facilities, resources and data of any agency,
10 department, division, board, bureau, commission, or public authority of
11 the state, as they may reasonably request, to properly carry out their
12 powers, duties and purpose.
13 § 2. No later than one year after the effective date of this act, the
14 office of information technology services shall submit to the governor
15 and the legislature a report regarding the European Union's general
16 protection data regulation and the current state of cyber security in
17 the state.
18 § 3. The office of information technology services shall evaluate such
19 data with the assistance of experts in:
20 a. European Union cyber security;
21 b. voter fraud;
22 c. New York state cyber security;
23 d. cybercrime; and
24 e. hacking.
25 § 4. This act shall take effect immediately.