New York AG: Data Breach Notifications Up 40%

If you don’t think data leaks are a big deal, check out this announcement from New York’s Attorney General. “Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced that his office has received an over 40% increase in data breach notifications involving New Yorkers so far this year as compared to the same time last year…The office has received 459 data breach notices from the first of the year through May 2, 2016, as compared with 327 through the same time last year. In the year 2015 alone, the office received 809 data breach notices. The office is expecting to receive well over 1000 notices for the year, a new record.”