Alert December 09, 2008

Goodwin Procter Webinar: New Data Security Regulations Reach Beyond State Lines

Massachusetts has issued comprehensive data security regulations that are scheduled to go into effect on May 1, 2009.  They apply to any business in possession of personal information of Massachusetts residents, whether or not that business maintains a presence in the state.  The first of their kind in the country, these rules apply regardless of industry or the number of Massachusetts residents whose data is involved.  These regulations impose very detailed data security and system requirements to protect personal information and may require renegotiation of relationships with vendors to obtain written certifications about vendor practices and personal information.

Goodwin Procter invites you to attend a free webinar on the new Massachusetts Data Security Regulations on January 15, 2009 from 12:30-2:00 EST.  This webinar will address the practical implications of these regulations for businesses nationwide.  Attorneys from Goodwin Procter's Privacy & Data Security Practice will examine the scope and requirements of the new rules; analyze the interrelationship between the Massachusetts rules and other information security requirements; explore best practices for information security policy development and implementation; and share views on current trends in this area, including other states that may be considering similar legislation.