"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
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
For more information about this event please contact Chris Perry of Ntirety, Inc. at 781-474-7735.
Founder & CEO, Ntirety
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