What Is New Law?

The legal industry is always changing. As technology evolves, new ways to reach out to clients and provide services develop. It can be challenging to keep up, but it’s also important to embrace those changes and find opportunities to make the practice of law even more effective for all involved. For many, that means embracing what’s known as “new law.” This concept is not always easy to define, but in general it involves taking a unique approach to serving client needs and creating strategies that aren’t traditional.

This article was originally published on April 26, 2021.

This search tool allows you to view the laws that were enacted, vetoed and some proposals that did not pass into law during a legislative session. You can search by year or switch the year on the fly, as well as filter the results to display only laws that were passed during a special session.

In the United States, laws are created by Congress, which is the lawmaking branch of government. This process of creating a law begins with a bill, which is the text of a proposed policy initiative. A proposal is then submitted to a committee, where it will be researched and discussed by the members. After being amended and approved by the committee, the bill is then placed on the floor of the House of Representatives or Senate to be voted on.

This bill would amend the City’s data breach notification laws to align them with requirements in New York State’s SHIELD Act. The bill would require city agencies that experience a breach of private identifying information to promptly disclose it to the City’s Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Cyber Command and Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, as well as to affected persons. The bill also would prohibit the disclosure of private identifying information in a way that could adversely impact an individual’s employment, credit or financial reputation.