Preferred Language

The Massachusetts data protection law

« Back to Glossary Index

The Massachusetts data protection law, also known as 201 CMR 17.00, is a set of regulations designed to protect personal information stored by Massachusetts businesses. The law requires businesses to implement a comprehensive information security program that includes administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect personal information from unauthorized access or use. The law also mandates that businesses establish procedures for responding to data breaches, including notifying affected individuals and government agencies.

Some key requirements of the Massachusetts data protection law include:

  1. Encryption: Businesses must encrypt all personal information stored on laptops, portable devices, and other mobile devices.
  2. Access controls: Businesses must implement access controls, such as strong passwords or two-factor authentication, to ensure that only authorized individuals can access personal information.
  3. Employee training: Businesses must provide regular training to employees on data security best practices and the requirements of the Massachusetts data protection law.
  4. Incident response plan: Businesses must have an incident response plan in place that outlines the steps to be taken in the event of a data breach.
  5. Third-party vendor management: Businesses must ensure that any third-party vendors with access to personal information comply with the requirements of the Massachusetts data protection law.

Accutive Security can help businesses comply with the Massachusetts data protection law and protect their customers’ personal information. Our team of cybersecurity experts can provide a range of services, including:

  1. Compliance assessments: We’ll conduct a comprehensive assessment of your organization’s information security program to identify areas of vulnerability and provide recommendations for improvement.
  2. Policy development: We’ll work with you to develop and implement policies and procedures that comply with the Massachusetts data protection law and other relevant regulations.
  3. Employee training: We’ll provide training and awareness programs to ensure that your employees understand their obligations under the law and how to protect personal information.
  4. Incident response planning: We’ll help you develop an incident response plan that outlines the steps to be taken in the event of a data breach, ensuring that you comply with the law’s notification requirements.
  5. Third-party vendor management: We’ll work with you to manage the cybersecurity risks associated with third-party vendors, ensuring that they comply with the Massachusetts data protection law and don’t pose a threat to your organization.

Our goal is to help businesses comply with the Massachusetts data protection law and protect their customers’ personal information, minimizing the risk of financial loss and reputational damage. With Accutive Security, you can rest assured that your organization is protected from cybersecurity threats and meeting its regulatory obligations.

Download this Resource