Computerworld reports on the Massachusetts data protection regulations that are set to take effect on March 1. The law mandates encryption, access controls and data-collection limits, among other provisions, and applies to all businesses that store personal information on Massachusetts residents, regardless of the business's location. A Boston attorney told Computerworld it seems companies have "put considerable effort" into getting ready for the new provisions. However, encryption for mobile devices and back-up storage media remains an area of concern. Also, how the Attorney General's Office intends to enforce the regulations remains to be known.
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