Whitepaper: A Guide to Data Privacy Compliance
There have been close to 300 million records involved in security breaches in the United States over the last five years, according to the Privacy Rights Organization. In reality, PRO states the number should be much larger; however, in many cases the number of records exposed is unknown.
With all of these security breaches, including noteworthy scandals involving TJX, Bank of America and HSBC among others, many states are feeling the need to enhance their data security protection laws, or in most cases, develop these laws for the first time. The law with the most force is in Massachusetts; it is currently the strictest on the books in the U.S. This article will examine the key facets of the Massachusetts regulation - MA 201 CMR 17 - and outline the requirements for compliance.