Laws and Industry Standards Defining and Regulating Sensitive Data

Mass. Identity Theft Prevention Law

Signed into law on August 3, 2007, the state's Identity Theft Protection Law stipulates what the state considers protected personal data, steps to take in the event of a breach, and the ways in which personal data must be destroyed.

Data Security

The security and the secure management of sensitive College data are important to Amherst College. In this area of the College web site, members of the College with a responsibility for the security of data have developed approaches and common understandings as well as kept track of legal and industry standards.

Most important, is a shared understanding of sensitive data. Download the College's