Alert February 03, 2009

Goodwin Procter Hosts Webinar on New Massachusetts Data Privacy Regulations Applicable to Businesses Nationwide Holding Personal Information of Massachusetts Customers

On January 15, 2009, Goodwin Procter’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Task force presented a webinar entitled, “New Data Security Regulations Reach Beyond State Lines.”  The session focused primarily upon Massachusetts’ comprehensive new data security regulations that are scheduled to go into effect on May 1, 2009.  The speakers examined the scope and requirements of the new rules, analyzed the inter-relationship between the Massachusetts rules and other information security requirements, explored best practices for information security policy development and implementation, and shared views on current trends in this area, including other states that may be considering similar legislation.

The program materials and a recording of the webinar are posted on the News & Events section of the Goodwin Procter website at Webcast Materials.