Starting in 2010, the states of Nevada and Massachusetts will commence enforcing laws that require certain personal information to be encrypted if being transmitted electronically, including e-mail: A natural person’s first name or first initial and last name in combination with any one or more of the following data elements, when the name and data elements are not encrypted: (1) Social security number, (2) Driver’s license number or identification card number, (3) Account number, credit card number or debit card number, in combination with any required security code, access code or password that would permit access to the person’s financial account. Several other states are anticipated to follow these new laws. The iPhone 3GS, along with some Blackberry models, already meet the new encryption security standards. Windows Mobile based phones do not. Businesses that conduct business within those states should be taking a look at the types of phones deployed in their workforce. Perhaps it's time to ask your boss to upgrade that company issued phone.