On August 22, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) announced an online registration form for credit reporting agencies (CRAs) to comply with the state’s final regulation that requires CRAs with significant operations in New York to register with NYDFS and to comply with New York’s cybersecurity regulation. (As previously covered by InfoBytes, the newly promulgated regulation, entitled “Registration Requirements & Prohibited Practices for Credit Reporting Agencies,” 23 NYCRR 201, requires CRAs that reported on 1,000 or more New York consumers in the preceding year to register annually with NYDFS.) Registration must be complete by September 15 of this year and by February 1 of each successive year for the calendar year thereafter. Under the new regulation, CRAs are also required to comply with New York’s cybersecurity requirements by November 1, which requires, among other things, covered entities have a cybersecurity program designed to protect consumers’ data and controls and plans to help ensure the safety and soundness of New York’s financial services industry. (Continuing InfoBytes coverage on NYDFS’ cybersecurity regulation available here.)