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Standards for disposal of information in Massachusetts

Any business or organization that maintains the personal information of people in Massachusetts must comply with specific standards for disposal of that information.

Follow these standards to make sure you are following Massachusetts law:

  • Paper documents must be redacted, burned, pulverized, or shredded so that personal data cannot be read or reconstructed.

  • Electronic media and other non-paper media must be destroyed or erased so that personal information cannot be read or reconstructed.

Your business or organization may be fined for violating these standards when disposing of personal information.

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