- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 23, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a law authorizing the state comptroller to establish a new electronic fraud-detection program meant to help reduce losses from improper payments.

The measure calls for electronic data analysis and requires state agencies, including the state and city university systems and public boards, to give the comptroller access to pertinent information.

The law also authorizes the comptroller to request data from state authorities.

Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says the measure provides for faster and earlier data access intended to help stop fraud and questionable transactions before government money is spent.

The comptroller’s office is authorized to establish protocols for data sharing, safety, security and retention and report to the governor and Legislature by Sept. 1 and annually after that.

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