UBP blog

07/15/2009

What steps have you taken at your company to ensure that terminated employees are immediately denied access to personal information?

Newly terminated employees are among the many individuals with a motive to commit identity theft, not limited to the theft of personal information of any employee, customer, and/or contractor of his or her former employer.

According to the Massachusetts Information Security Legislation effective 1/1/2010, ALL Massachusetts employers must:

  • Immediately block terminated employees’ on-site and remote access to personal information. This includes deactivating their passwords and usernames.
  • Require terminated employees to return all records containing personal information.

These measures are just a small part of the comprehensive Written Information Security Plan (WISP) this new state law requires companies to create spelling out all of their administrative, technical and physical safeguards for all records containing personal information on Massachusetts residents.

To learn more about the law, creating and implementing a WISP, my company will hold free educational webinars. To register, please visit the events page of our website.

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