For several years, the media has had a field-day reporting data breach after data breach. In turn, big corporations such as Target, Home Depot and Sony have scrambled to put a crisis communication plan in place as well as dole out millions of dollars in restitution. Cybersecurity is not just a “big-business” issue. We have seen several of our clients in the small-to-midsize business space innocently fall prey to a hacker. Has your data been compromised?
In a reactive effort to protect the rights of Rhode Island residents, Governor Gina Raimondo signed the Rhode Island Identity Theft Protection Act of 2015 into law on June 26, 2015. The Act requires businesses to take several measures to ensure the security of private information of Rhode Island residents. Included in this law was a one-year transition period for businesses to comply. That date was July 2, 2016 and still, most businesses are unaware that the law even exists!
So what are the highlights of this law? [Read more…] about Rhode Island Data Security Changes