Vendors and Your Employees' Personal Information - New Identity Theft Measures Take Effect March 1, 2012
February 17, 2012
All employers of Massachusetts residents (including employers based in other states) are required by Massachusetts law to take steps to deter identity theft by protecting employee "personal information" - essentially, the employee name in combination with confidential numbers (such as social security, driver's license, bank account, and credit cards). Effective March 1, 2012, employers who entrust the personal information of Massachusetts residents to vendors (such as insurance, benefits, and payroll providers) must obtain assurance in their vendor contracts that vendors will take appropriate steps to safeguard employees' personal information.
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