New York passed the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security (SHIELD) Act, which improves the state’s breach requirements with the hope of providing greater protection for consumer data. The SHIELD act is one of a growing number of state-level data protection acts that are showing up all over the United States. The SHIELD Act, similar to the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), has an extra-territorial effect that means it applies to organizations that reside out of the state but still do business in NY or handle the data of NY residents. The SHIELD Act adds in mandatory reporting requirements for breaches involving biometric data, which was not previously present in NY law. It also adds the requirement for “reasonable” security measures and policies, with further guidance on the specific requirements for businesses. Finally, the SHIELD Act increases how long the NY Attorney General has to bring a suit against an organization that violates it.
Source: SHIELD Act Strengthens Data Breach Policies in NY
Macau, a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (Hong Kong also shares this status), has implemented Big Data and AI at its casinos. These casinos are some of the largest in the world and bring in gamblers from around the world. Casinos are a business, and there are customers who stand to make the casino richer. Naturally, it’s in the casino’s self-interest to keep gamblers who are likely to lose around rather than those on a hot streak. New technology allows for gamblers’ habits to be analyzed, those most likely to lose big are targeted for extra perks and bonuses to keep them at the casinos longer. When a high-value customer arrives at the casino, staff are alerted so that they can cater to that individual. Macua is the only place in China where gambling is legal, so it sees a lot of traffic from the growing Chinese middle class. The largest draw of the system for casino operators is that it’s almost invisible to those being tracked. RFID chips and seats track casino goers while cameras hidden in marble columns, plants, and other features monitor gamblers. Gamblers are never told that they’re being watched or that their habits are being tracked.
Source: China’s casinos use these tools to spot and track the biggest potential losers