Time Is Ticking for TikTok – The Countdown to Change In New York’s Privacy Laws.

Time Is Ticking for TikTok – The Countdown to Change In New York’s Privacy Laws.

By Amanda J. DeFeo and Jeffrey T. Miller. The right of privacy has been called the most esteemed right of a civilized man. This right however, as esteemed as it may be, is facing extinction due to the civilized man. In the late 90’s, the rise of the Internet changed the way society was able to obtain and share information on the “Info Highway.” By the dawn of the 21st Century, the switch from the Blackberry to the I-Phone started a revolution to the extent that technology is now an integral part of daily life. Even further, social media has transformed personal and professional interactions. Platforms such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter have become a fundamental marketing tool for all businesses and have changed the realm of e-commerce and sales. In the wake of COVID-19, we have experienced communications, business meetings, classrooms, and legal hearings make an unprecedented shift to the digital platform. In our nation’s most desperate times, these advancements are most certainly a positive step towards a more effective and efficient future. However, every rose has its thorns. As technology continues to advance, there will be an increasing need for new privacy laws that keep pace with the changing times. This article will address the privacy issues we are currently facing today and how we can protect the esteemed right of privacy. In this digital age, we download, log-in, accept the terms and fail to consider the risk. That risk is the disclosure of personally identifiable information, or PII. PII can include your name, address, date of birth, employee data, login credentials, global positioning, financial information, and...