• A Key Grace Period Under the Massachusetts Data Search Security Regulations Expires on March 1, 2012
  • February 24, 2012 | Author: Donald S. Burnham
  • Law Firm: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC - Boston Office
  • The Massachusetts Data Security Regulations (the “Regulations”) became effective on March 1, 2010. These Regulations were designed to reduce the rising tide of identity theft by requiring that all persons and entities which receive, store, process, maintain or have access to “personal information of a Massachusetts resident” adopt comprehensive written policies and procedures to protect that information. “Personal information” is defined as the names of Massachusetts residents “in combination with” social security numbers, driver’s license numbers or financial account numbers (referred to below as “MPI”).