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New York Law Incorporates Identity Theft into the Definition of Elder Abuse

New York recently passed legislation to amend the definition of elder abuse to include identity theft. This is important as an acknowledgement of the seriousness of the problem of identity theft involving the elderly, and the legislation will also allow victims of identity theft to be eligible for resources that provide support services and programs for elderly persons who are suspected victims of abuse or exploitation in New York.

The legislation directs that materials be developed for social services programs on the signs and symptoms of elder abuse, including identity theft. In addition, the legislation establishes an elderly abuse education and outreach program to identify and prevent abuse, neglect, exploitation and identity theft. Two other states, Ohio and Arkansas, as well as the District of Columbia make financial identity fraud against an elder person a crime.

Copyright © 2022 Robinson & Cole LLP. All rights reserved.National Law Review, Volume XII, Number 69
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Deborah A. George, Robinson Cole, Cybersecurity lawyer
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Deborah George is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation Group as well as its Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Team.

Deb advises clients on and focuses her practice on data privacy and security, cybersecurity, and compliance with related state and federal laws. She also has experience providing counsel in civil litigation and employment law matters.  She has significant experience offering advice and counsel on legal issues related to human services agencies, including Medicaid, as well as  drafting and reviewing contracts, business associate agreements, and data use agreements. ...

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