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Category Archives: Corporate

Massachusetts Data Security Regulations

Service Providers Face New Regulations Covering Personal Information If your company is a service provider (generally any company providing third-party services, ranging from a payroll provider to an e-commerce hosting provider) or your company utilizes service providers, you need to be aware of the Massachusetts Data Security Regulations (the “Regulations”). The Regulations require that by…
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ZIP Code Collection – An Invasion of Privacy?

Zip Codes Can Reveal Customer Information, Leading To Privacy Concerns By *protected email* A February 2011 ruling against Williams-Sonoma by the California Supreme Court held that a consumer’s ZIP code was “personal identification information” that merchants are not permitted to demand from customers under a California consumer privacy law. The result was a rash of…
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Putting Privacy First

“Putting Privacy First” was originally published in the August 2011 edition of TechNews. By: *protected email* Many businesses view legal compliance as a necessary evil and an obstacle to profits. Thus, compliance is often made a mere formality. Dealing with the complex privacy and data protection rules and regulations is often viewed no differently – be…
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FTC Settles Enforcement Actions Concerning Protection of Social Security Numbers

Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced two proposed settlements of complaints filed against Ceridian Corporation and Lookout Services, Inc.   Both proposed consent orders require the companies to implement security measures similar to other such settlements, including development and implementation of more robust information security programs, along with biennial security assessments and reporting by qualified…
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