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Mass. Regs Proving Difficult for Small Firms

DATA PROTECTION—U.S.

November 12, 2010

Many Massachusetts firms are still working to come into compliance with the state's tough new data privacy regulations, eight months after their implementation, Mass High Tech reports. The regulations require institutions that hold personal data on state citizens to encrypt that information and implement written data protection policies. The changes have been most cumbersome for smaller businesses complying with privacy regulations for the first time and with limited in-house technology expertise, according to the vice president of a New York software firm. Many of those firms are "running around with their hair on fire, trying to figure out what to do first," he said.
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