Thursday, January 8, 2009

Wall-to-wall 201 CMR 17.00

For those who can't get enough of the sexy new Massachusetts Data Protection law, please join me as I live it for the next several weeks.

I will be repeating my 201CMR17.00 presentation and discussion given at the NAISG Boston meeting in November, this time for the Connecticut River Valley chapter of NAISG, on Monday January 12 at 6:30pm in Enfield, CT.

This month's NAISG Boston meeting will feature a presentation by Brad MacDougall, Associate Vice President of Government Affairs for the Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM).  Brad will focus on the difficulties that will be encountered by many businesses and the obstacles with the current regulations under 201 CMR 17.00.  The meeting will be on Thursday, January 15 at Microsoft's offices in Waltham, MA at 6:30 PM.

The following day, Friday, January 16, there will be a public hearing on 201CMR17.00 at 2:00pm in Boston.  The purpose of the meeting will be to afford interested parties the opportunity to provide input on the amendments to 201 CMR 17.00.  There is now a copy of the amended 201CMR17.00, redlined to highlight the changes, available at the the state's Identity Theft page.

Finally, (for now) the Boston Network Users Group (BNUG) will also host a presentation on 201CMR17.00 at their next meeting, on Tuesday, January 6, also at the Microsoft offices in Waltham, MA.  Speaking will be David A. Murray, General Counsel, and Gerry Young, MIS Director, from the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation.

Not in Massachusetts?  Don't think this matters to you?  Guess again- you do not need to put your ear on the railroad track to hear this legislative freight train headed to a jurisdiction near you.