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MASSACHUSETTS REGULATION 201 CMR 17.00 IDENTITY THEFT AND FRAUD PROTECTION FOR RESIDENTS OF THE COMMONWEALTH

                   

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Effective, March 1, 2010, Massachusetts Regulation 201 CMR 17.00 requires every person who owns or licenses personal information about a resident of the Commonwealth to develop, implement and maintain a comprehensive written information security program (WISP)    

In this uncertain economic environment, the last thing a small business needs is the cumbersome expense of complying with yet another government regulation. However, with the release of The Essential Guide for 201CMR17 Compliance, iComplyNow has provided small to medium size businesses with the ability to easily and cost-effectively develop a comprehensive written information security program (WISP) that meets the requirements of the regulations.

Where Risk is Highest?  According to a 2009 Verizon study, 50% of breaches occur in companies with 1,000 or less employees. Interestingly, 26% of breaches occur in organizations with 11 to 100 employees. Of the data breaches reported in the report; 74% were from external sources, 20% were from internal source and 32% were from third-party sources. read more…

201CMR17 Readiness – How ready is your business to comply with the requirements of Massachusetts Regulation 201 CMR 17.00? Complete our 201MCR17 readiness assessment to determine where you stand on preventing unauthorized access to or unauthorized use of personal information about the residents of the Commonwealth. read more…

201CMR17 Compliance – Effective, March 1, 2010, Massachusetts Regulation 201 CMR 17.00 requires every person who owns or licenses personal information about a resident of the Commonwealth to develop, implement and maintain a comprehensive written information security program (WISP) that containsread more               

               

 

mar 28, 2011

Are you complying with the Red Flags Rule?  | The Red Flags Rule requires many businesses and organizations to implement a written Identity Theft Prevention Program designed to detect the warning signs — or “red flags” … read more

nov 30. 2010                        

FTC Extends Red Flags Rule Deadline Again | At the request of Members of Congress, the Federal Trade Commission is delaying enforcement of the “Red Flags” Rule until June 1, 2010, for financial institutions and creditors subject to enforcement by the FTC … read more

sep 25 , 2010                             

10 Million Americans Have Stolen Identities Each Year | Identity theft is a skyrocketing crime. Without protection, Americans are at high risk of identity theft in the near future … read more     

apr 17 , 2010  

Boston, MA | Small-Business Considerations Reflected in Massachusetts’ Revised ID Theft Regulations in keeping with Governor Deval Patrick’s commitment to balancing consumer protection with the needs of small business owners … read more 

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