New Massachusetts regs in force from 1 January 2009

Jeremy Phillips

The Foley & Lardner Newsletter reports that Massachusetts has now issued final regulations mandating certain data security standards for all individuals and entities that own, license, store, or maintain personal information regarding Massachusetts residents. From 1 January 2009 companies that hold any personal information about Massachusetts residents will be required to develop policies that match the Massachusetts standard, including encryption of personal information on laptops, new certifications from service providers and amended outsourcing deals.

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