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IT Governance Unveils Compliance Toolkit for Massachusetts Data Protection Law

Press Releases - 15th December 2009

Allentown, PA, December 15, 2009 – As the deadline rapidly approaches, IT Governance is offering a fast compliance solution to the requirements of the Massachusetts Data Protection Law 201 CMR 17.00.

Every organization which licenses personal information about a resident of Massachusetts must fully comply with 201 CMR 17.00 on or before March 1, 2010. The law covers both paper and electronic records, which must be protected by a written information security plan, regularly audited.

IT Governance, the one-stop shop for compliance expertise, is therefore offering The 201 CMR 17.00/ISO 27001 Toolkit. Available now as a download, this unique Toolkit is specifically tailored to help organizations meet the deadline, with over 450 pages of fit-for-purpose information. There are pre-written policies, procedures and templates, as well as extensive guidance on the 201 CMR 17.00 requirements. Furthermore, the Toolkit includes a copy of frequently-asked questions from the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, a business continuity plan and project staff training slides.

The IT Governance Toolkit is built around ISO/IEC 27001:2005. Alan Calder, Chief Executive of IT Governance, says: “ISO/IEC 27001:2005 provides a truly comprehensive information security program that will stand up to the next round of state or federal regulations.

“There is no time to waste for 201 CMR 17.00. Deadlines always seem to rush up on you and March 2010 is really not that far away now. This Toolkit literally saves months of work, not least by helping organizations avoid costly trial-and-error dead-ends. Compliance with the law is mandatory – it’s as simple as that.

“It’s good to see laws fighting back against poor information security, which can lead to criminal activities, such as identity fraud. Now we need to provide the tools to ensure organizations can meet the demands of these laws.”

Details of how to buy The 201 CMR 17.00/ISO 27001 Toolkit, priced at $899, can be found at: