New York state corporate database: Companies with data on employees is available to state regulators

New York’s corporate database, which includes employee and employee benefit information, is available for the state to review, and the state is reviewing an individual’s employment history, a state attorney general said Friday.

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Andrew Cuomo has asked for the database, dubbed “BlueBook,” to be open to state officials, including employees, to review and make public the information it contains, Assistant Attorney General Michael Mielke said in a letter to the state Board of Public Utilities.

The information in the database is limited to the most recent five years and cannot include personal information, such as addresses, phone numbers, or social security numbers.

Mielke’s letter to state legislators also asks the state Department of Labor and Industries to review the database to determine if it is adequate for state government and whether the state has complied with the Privacy Act.