darkREADING: Massachusetts Data Privacy Law went into effect on March 1, focuses on prevention. …. After regulators granted more than a year’s delay of compliance enforcement, the Massachusetts Data Privacy Law 201 CMR 17 finally went into effect on March 1. Unlike most of today’s state-based data privacy laws, which primarily focus on public disclosure once a breach occurs, the new Massachusetts law prescribes that more stringent protective measures be taken to prevent breaches from occurring in the first place. … The primary regulatory drive behind the new law is to ensure companies have an overarching security policy framework and the means to enforce the policy in order to protect sensitive data stores.