Privacy and Security Alert: Massachusetts New Data Security Regulations Effective January 1, 2009


On September 22, 2008, the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts promulgated final regulations regarding the standards to be met by persons or businesses who own, license, store, or maintain personal information about a resident of the Commonwealth. As we reported in our Privacy and Security Alert regarding the Massachusetts Data Breach Notification law, the penalties for noncompliance can be hefty.

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