Information Technology

Personally Identifiable Information

Massachusetts law requires that anyone storing personally identifiable information (PII) on a desktop, laptop, thumb drive or other media (including paper) take special precaution to protect this information. If you are storing PII, please view our data encryption page and our Securing Your Data page which has information on safely storing and disposing of paper records.

PII is a specific category of particularly sensitive data defined as follows:

Information that includes a Massachusetts resident's first name and last name or first initial and last name in combination with any one or more of the following data elements that relate to such resident:

For more information regarding Massachusetts Standards for the Protection of Personal Information of Residents of the Commonwealth, please click here.

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