3.6 Million South Carolina Social Security Numbers Stolen

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“This Is Not A Good Day For South Carolina”

Yesterday the Governor announced that the South Carolina Department of Revenue suffered a data breach affecting millions of South Carolina residents.  “This is not a good day for South Carolina,” is how Gov. Nikki Haley began a Friday afternoon press conference with other state officials at SLED offices in Columbia.

“The state of South Carolina has come under attack by an international hacker,” Haley said before explaining that 3.6 million Social Security numbers ...

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Are Fax Transmissions Covered Under 201 CMR 17.00?

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Massachusetts Privacy Protection Law 201 CMR 17.00, which goes into effect March 1, 2010, does not specifically call for the encryption of fax transmissions, nor does it specifically mention how fax transmissions should be handled.  With that said, the intention of the law was NOT to exempt fax transmissions of personal information (PI) from consideration when creating a Comprehensive Information Security Program (CISP).  There are a couple of sections in the regulations that do refer to the transmission of PI ...

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The 201 CMR 17.00 Compliance Deadline of March 1, 2010 Is Rapidly Approaching.

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Sounds a little like Chicken Little running around saying “the sky is falling, the sky is falling”.  However, the clock is ticking off precious minutes as your organization races to meet the compliance deadline for 201 CMR 17.00.  If your organization has been holding out for another extension from OCABR, then I’m afraid you’re out of luck.  March 1, 2010 is the drop dead date for compliance.

The final version of the regulation was released in late October and nobody has ...

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