Massachusetts has the most comprehensive data protection rules regarding businesses in the country. Your business must comply with these rules and have a written information security program (WISP)_. Failure to do so can result in prosecution and civil liability.
At Raymond Law Group LLC, we offer compliance counseling for businesses to safeguard them from future data loss and privacy issues. We can assist you in developing your WISP or security and privacy plan. Our attorneys also represent businesses and individuals who have violated privacy laws. Regardless of your company's situation, we will work to protect your interests and limit your cyber liability.
Our firm is committed to helping you and your business comply with Massachusetts privacy laws. Under these laws, a person or business that has access to, receives or stores personally identifiable information has a duty to protect that information. Personal information includes:
Social Security numbers
Financial account information, such as bank account information or credit card numbers
Passwords and personal identification numbers (PIN) that would allow access to financial accounts
In order to comply with the law, you must develop and follow a Written Information Security Program (WISP). This plan outlines a security system, which must meet certain requirements. Our firm works in conjunction with IT professionals to try to create effective security plans for our clients. We will advise you on how to manage your risk and minimize liability through proper security procedures and data protection.
Protecting Your Interests
If your company has suffered a data loss, we will advise you on reporting requirements. Our attorneys will work to ensure all of the proper authorities are notified.
Violation of the privacy laws can result in prosecution and civil liability under Massachusetts' unfair trade practice laws. A civil action could result in an award of attorneys' fees, double damages or a loss of customers.
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