March 1 was the 4th anniversary of the Massachusetts Data Protection Law which was introduced to help protect residents against identity theft and fraud. The law identifies requirements businesses must follow to secure protected information, which includes a resident's first name or initial and last name, combined with a number of specified protected information including drivers license number, bank account number, social security number, credit card numbers, etc. We've all read the headlines about the major retailers such as Target, Hannafords, and TJX who have been in the news over the years for security breaches, but many small business owners may not be fully aware that the law applies to ALL businesses, large and small.
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March is the anniversary of the Massachusetts Data Security Law which went into effect March 1, 2010: 201 CMR 17.00: Standards for The Protection of Personal Information of Residents of the Commonwealth. The anniversary is a good time to refresh your team about the requirements!