§ 1 Definitions
§ 2 Regulations to safeguard personal information of commonwealth residents
§ 3 Duty to report known security breach or unauthorized use of personal information
§ 3A Breaches of security including social security numbers; offer of credit monitoring services required
§ 4 Delay in notice when notice would impede criminal investigation; cooperation with law enforcement
§ 5 Applicability of other state and federal laws
§ 6 Enforcement of chapter

Terms Used In Massachusetts General Laws > Chapter 93H

  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Credit report: A detailed report of an individual's credit history prepared by a credit bureau and used by a lender in determining a loan applicant's creditworthiness. Source: OCC
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • encrypted: as used in this chapter , to reflect applicable technological advancements. See Massachusetts General Laws ch. 93H sec. 1
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Notice: shall include :—

    (i) written notice;

    (ii) electronic notice, if notice provided is consistent with the provisions regarding electronic records and signatures set forth in § 7001 (c) of Title 15 of the United States Code; and chapter 110G; or

    (iii) substitute notice, if the person or agency required to provide notice demonstrates that the cost of providing written notice will exceed $250,000, or that the affected class of Massachusetts residents to be notified exceeds 500,000 residents, or that the person or agency does not have sufficient contact information to provide notice. See Massachusetts General Laws ch. 93H sec. 1

  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.