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27 days and counting...

March 1st is the deadline for compliance with the Massachusetts data security regulations, 201 CMR 17.00. We have blogged incessantly for months about the need to get compliance programs into gear and develop information security plans as required by the regulations. The time is here.

If you are one of the procrastinators (and, you are not alone), the basic information and the regulations can be found at the Office of Consumer and Business Affairs Regulation website. If you are larger than a mom-and-pop shop, however, you rely on the template information security plan at some considerable risk.

Over the next week or so, we will be blogging with preparedness tips, so come back often.

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Cynthia J. Larose

Member / Chair, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice

Cynthia J. Larose is Chair of the firm's Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, a Certified Information Privacy Professional-US (CIPP-US), and a Certified Information Privacy Professional-Europe (CIPP-E). She works with clients in various industries to develop comprehensive information security programs on the front end, and provides timely counsel when it becomes necessary to respond to a data breach.