Is Your Customer Data Secure? What the New Massachusetts Data Security Regulations Mean for Your Business

The new data security regulations adopted by the State of Massachusetts, effective as of March 1, 2010, require that all businesses implement a written information security program and encrypt any personal data that is transmitted via the internet or stored on any laptops or similar portable devices. Importantly, these regulations are not limited to local businesses, but will apply to any company that owns, licenses or processes personal information concerning a resident of the State of Massachusetts. In effect, this state law has national and international implications.

 

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