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Deadline For Implementation Of Certain New Standards
Regarding Security Of Personal Information Extended To May 1, 2009 - Extended again until January 1, 2010

November, 2008

This week, the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation extended the deadline for companies to comply with recently-issued regulations which implement a 2007 Massachusetts law regarding the protection of personal information of Massachusetts residents. Companies now have until May 1, 2009, rather than January 1, 2009, to implement the requirements of the regulations. However, it is important to note that the Act, which requires specific written notices of data security breaches and the proper disposal of personal information, has been in effect since October 31, 2007. On February 12, 2009, the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs again extended this deadline, this time until January 1, 2010.

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