Jun 192009
 June 19, 2009  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Govt, Laws, U.S.

After months of outspoken complaints from business leaders who said Massachusetts data security laws were next to impossible to follow, one lawmaker wants to make compliance easier for the smallest and largest of businesses.

A bill sponsored by Sen. Michael Morrissey, D-Quincy, would rewrite the law passed in 2007, essentially creating separate paths to compliance for federally regulated entities, small businesses and all other businesses. Any businesses that must comply with federal laws safeguarding personal information would be deemed in compliance with the state laws, and small businesses would have separate regulations that reflect “small businesses’ unique situation and resources,” the bill states.

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