Mass. AG Wants Cos. To Come Clean On Data Breaches

Law360, Washington (March 6, 2013, 9:24 PM EST) -- An assistant attorney general from Massachusetts warned companies Wednesday that if they want to avoid scrutiny from her office, they must disclose all data breaches and ensure their privacy policies are accurate and up to industry standards.

During the International Association of Privacy Professionals' annual privacy summit in Washington, Assistant Attorney General Shannon Choy-Seymour said her office is more likely to pursue an investigation, and eventually an enforcement action, if it believes a company has hidden a data breach.

“We take a very holistic approach to...
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