On May 28, 2021, New York City enacted privacy legislation that specifically targets owners of multifamily dwellings. The Tenant Data Privacy Act (TDPA) addresses perceived privacy issues surrounding the use of smart access systems in multi-family dwellings and is modeled, in part, after broader European and California privacy legislation.
Ellen M. Gustafson advises clients on a range of legislative and regulatory matters. Ellen possesses deep knowledge of the New York City budget and legislative processes, which she uses to advocate for clients before agencies such as the Department of City Planning, the Department of Transportation, the Department for the Aging, New York City Council, Mayor’s Office of Legislative Affairs, the Office of Management and Budget, Department of Consumer Affairs, the Housing and Preservation Department, the New York City Economic Development Corporation, the Department of Social Services (HRA, DHS), and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. In addition to working with these agencies to advance her clients’ interests, Ellen has deep experience in community outreach.
Ellen previously served as director of operations for former New York City Council Member Dan Garodnick’s office, where she developed relations with stakeholders including elected officials, policy makers, real estate developers, lobbyists, and constituents.
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