Application of New Massachusetts Data Security Regulations to Out-of-State Businesses

Amy Crafts writes:

Massachusetts’s new data security regulations, effective as of March 1, 2010, currently set forth the country’s most stringent requirements for protecting data. Extending beyond what is required by other states, Massachusetts specifies that, for example, covered entities must implement a written information security program and must encrypt personal information that will be transmitted over the Internet, or that is kept on laptops and other portable devices. Massachusetts regulators and enforcement agencies would likely make the following three arguments that out of state entities must also comply with the new regulations….

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