New York - Ameriprise Financial Inc. has promised to hire a consultant to review company laptop policies as part of an agreement with Massachusetts securities regulators. A year ago, the theft of one of Ameriprise’s computers exposed the personal data of more than 150,000 clients.

The Ameriprise outside consultant is expected to submit a written report outlining recommendations for the company. Ameriprise also will pay $25,000 to the commonwealth of Massachusetts to cover the cost of the investigation.

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