Monday, November 17, 2008

Discussion of new Mass. data protection law at Boston NAISG meeting

I will deliver a presentation and then lead a discussion on the new Massachusetts data protection law, 201 CMR 17.00, at this month's meeting of NAISG's Boston chapter.  The presentation and discussion will explore the new law, its impact on businesses, and approaches to compliance.  Details of the meeting are at the NAISG Boston website.

Massachusetts "201 CMR 17.00: Standards for The Protection of Personal Information of Residents of the Commonwealth" is one of the most far-reaching and specific state laws governing the protection of personal information.  It is important to note that the law applies to

"persons who own, license, store or maintain personal information about a resident of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts"

So- you do not have to be in Massachusetts for this law to apply to you.

NAISG Boston meets at Microsoft's offices in Waltham, MA, directions here.  Please join us if you are in the area.  Meetings are free and open to the public, but we would appreciate an RSVP so that we have enough pizza for everyone.

Some of us will be heading over to the local Uno's for "refreshments" after the meeting to continue the conversation. Or something...