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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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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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Why Protecting “Non-Sensitive” Information Is A Sensitive Subject.

A recent data breach demonstrates some relevant concerns.  Last week a large marketing firm announced that numerous email addresses and possibly names and addresses of customers of some of its large clients (including banks) were compromised.  Some might say email addresses: “No big deal.”  Certainly, in and of themselves, email addresses probably don’t qualify as…
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New Federal Law Prohibits “Data Passes” and “Negative Option” Marketing

New Laws Place Restrictions and Limits on After Sale Data Passes and Negative Option Marketing On December 29, 2010, President Obama signed the “Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act” into law. This new law places restrictions and limits on after sale “data passes” and “negative option” marketing through Internet sales.   Senator John D. (Jay) Rockfeller, IV…
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