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Massachusetts Attorney General Data Breach Investigation Results in $15,000 Settlement with Property Management Firm

Posted in 201 CMR 17.00, Data Breach, Data Breach Notification, Data Compliance & Security, Privacy Regulation

Written by Cynthia J. Larose and Adam Veness   Last October, a Maloney Properties, Inc. (“MPI”) company laptop was stolen containing unencrypted personal information, including social security numbers, for over 600 Massachusetts residents.  Shortly after the incident, MPI sent letters to customers alerting them of the incident and related data breach.  As a result of that… Continue Reading

Into the Breach – Security Failures Can Cost You

Posted in 201 CMR 17.00, Data Breach, Data Compliance & Security

Once again, we have evidence that failures to implement the most basic of data security measures can cost real money. The Massachusetts Attorney General’s office announced a consent order that fines a Boston restaurant group $110,000 and imposes a set of compliance measures that will also carry a price tag.   Despite many headlines trumpeting the “first enforcement action,” this action… Continue Reading