“Changing the way you do business: Massachusetts to Enforce Sweeping New Data Protection Standards”
SAVE THE DATE – April 2nd from 10 AM – 11 AM EST
In October 2008, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts introduced sweeping new regulations to protect the “personal information” of its residents. Unlike the data breach notifications laws enacted by most states (including Massachusetts), these regulations were not confined to situations where data is already compromised. Instead, the regulations impose a comprehensive new regime designed to prevent data breaches.
The regulations apply to any entities that handle Massachusetts residents’ Social Security, credit card or financial account numbers, meaning virtually all Massachusetts businesses and many businesses outside of the Commonwealth are affected.
During this web event, Joe Laferrera, a Partner at Gesmer Updegrove LLP, will speak about these regulations in detail, walking through the various requirements for both electronic and paper records. He will also address related issues such as:
- How will the regulations be applied to organizations outside Massachusetts?
- What are the risks of non-compliance?
- How will factors such as the size of a business or the nature of the personal information be considered?
After his presentation there will be an interactive question and answer period.
About the speaker
Joseph Laferrera is a litigation partner at the Boston law firm of Gesmer Updegrove LLP, where he concentrates on serving technology companies and emerging businesses. He also heads the firm’s Employment Law Department, where he provides providing counseling and litigation assistance to both employers and executives.
In addition, Mr. Laferrera leads the firm’s Privacy and Data Security Law practice areas, and has written and spoken extensively on these issues for the Boston business and legal communities. Presently, Mr. Laferrera co-chairs the Privacy Law Committee of the Boston Bar Association.
- Register for: Webinar on April 2nd from 10 AM – 11 AM EST
For more information about this event please contact Chris Perry of Ntirety, Inc. at 781-474-7735.
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