|Volume 4 Issue 4||April 2010|
|In This Issue|
|Data Security: Does the new law apply to you?|
|Does the new Massachusetts "Protection of Personal Information" law apply to you? Here's my advice on the most likely answer.|
|Data Security: Does the new law apply to you? |
Over the past few weeks I've mentioned this new law (Massachusetts Chapter 93H, implemented by regulation 201 CMR 17.00) to a variety of people, and I've noticed that:
As I wrote in last month's newsletter, if your organization (whether a business, nonprofit, or informal group):
If your organization also handles Driver's license numbers, credit or debit card numbers, or any other financial account numbers for any Massachusetts resident, then this law applies to you as well.
See "Data Security: The new Massachusetts law you can't ignore" (http://kadansky.com/files/newsletters/2010/2010_03_17.html) for details.
Resistance vs. Acceptance
The resistance to this law reminds me of Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross' theory on the stages of grief:
As I learn about these issues and how to address them, I will share with you what I've learned and what changes I'm making in my own business and my habits.
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