August 17, 2009 - Massachusetts Undersecretary of the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation Barbara Anthony announced that the Massachusetts data protection regulations have been slightly revised to allow for more flexibility for small businesses. The date for compliance was also extended from January 2010 to March 2010.

The changes are intended to allow companies to make risk-based decisions when implementing the necessary policies and controls for compliance. A copy of the revised regulations and the updated FAQs have also been released.