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Standards for the Protection of Personal Information of Residents PDF Print E-mail

In Effect March 1, 2010 

This regulation implements the provisions of M.G.L. c. 93H relative to the standards to be met by persons who own or license personal information about a resident of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This regulation establishes minimum standards to be met in connection with the safeguarding of personal information contained in both paper and electronic records. The objectives of this regulation are to insure the security and confidentiality of customer information in a manner fully consistent with industry standards; protect against anticipated threats or hazards to the security or integrity of such information; and protect against unauthorized access to or use of such information that may result in substantial harm or inconvenience to any consumer.

Here are some links to documents which you may find helpful:

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding 201 CMR 17.00

Small Business Guide for Formulating a Comprehensive Written Information Security Program

201 CMR 17.00 Compliance Checklist


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