Massachusetts Data Security Law: Employers Take Note

Nick Fishman

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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