Thank you for your interest in the Massachusetts Data Safety Workshop!

Our goal is to help you keep your sensitive business information safe. This includes helping you comply with 201 CMR 17.00, the Massachusetts data security regulations that apply to all organizations which do business with Massachusetts residents.

This is an interactive workshop. We will work together to develop sensible, written security plans for members of the group, and wrestle with the challenges of implementing those plans in a frugal, effective way. Once you have registered, we will call you with details about the workshop, and tell you how to download the templates and fill them in before the workshop.

The price for the workshop is $175 per organization. Registration includes up to three members of your organization who wish to attend; a copy of our Mass Data Safety template for you to use in your organizations; and contact information for people who have attended the workshop. There are no refunds, but you are welcome to attend the workshop on a different date. If you cannot attend the workshop on the date that you signed up for, call us at 617-522-1049 to reschedule.

Most workshops are 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. at the Boston Nature Center, a 5-minute drive, or a brisk 25-minute walk, from the MBTA Forest Hills Station. You can get there by foot, bus, or car. Plenty of parking is available. The Boston Nature Center is wheelchair-accesible.

To register for a workshop date below, click the Pay Now button for the workshop you want to attend. To pay with a check, please call us at 617-522-1049 to make arrangements.

We will contact you soon after you register; please let us know at that time if you have any needs we can help you with. Let us know if you would like to bring children with you. If we know children are coming, we sometimes are able to offer an art class for kids while you are in the workshop.

Warning and Legal Disclaimer

The Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation does not endorse our websites, files, suggestions and workshops, and the information we provide is presented "as is". We make no warranty as to its fitness for your particular organization, and the information on our web sites and in our documents are not intended to replace the advice of legal and computer professionals.

Our goal is to help you keep your sensitive business information safe, including complying with the Massachusetts information privacy regulations (201 CMR 17.00). These laws and regulations are new to everyone; they go into effect March 1, 2010. Along with everyone else, we are learning about the 201 CMR 17.00 regulations and thinking through their implications. Since these regulations have legal and computer implications, we strongly recommend that you consult with your organization's legal and computer professionals as you work to comply with these rules, to ensure that you adequately address all legal issues for your organization and that the solutions you choose are financially and technically reasonable for your organization.

Register for a Mass Data Safety Workshop, including 201 CMR 17.00

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Interactive workshop and template
Directions to Boston Nature Center
Wheelchair accessible Boston Nature Center of the Mass Audubon Society
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Data Security Templates
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Mass Data Safety Template (NO workshop).
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template, we will call you, send you the template, and give you a brief orientation
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Note: The template is intended to help you develop a sensible, written security plan for your organization. But we strongly encourage you to attend a workshop if you can, rather than just purchasing the template. A workshop is an excellent opportunity to discuss data security and network with people in similar positions in their organizations.

last changed 2010-02-22