Massachusetts Data Security Law: Employers Take Note

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Please note that the Massachusetts Data Security Regulations take affect on March 1, 2010.  This impacts all employers in the state that collect personal identifying information such as a person’s name and any or all of the following: Social Security Number, drivers license or state ID number, financial account or credit number.  Most employers gather at least a portion of this information during the on-boarding process and certainly need it if they conduct background checks.

In order to comply,  employers must have in place a written information security program (“WISP”) by 3/1/10.

View Press Release from MA Office of Consumer Affairs

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Nick Fishman is the co-founder of EmployeeScreenIQ, a leading, global employment background screening provider, and serves as the company’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. He pioneered the creation of EmployeeScreen University, the #1 educational resource on employment background checks for human resources, security and risk management professionals. A recognized industry expert, Nick is a frequent author, presenter and contributor to the news media. Nick is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio and Texas.
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