On June 15, 2012, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy approved amendments to the state’s breach notification law requiring businesses to notify the state Attorney General in the event of a data security breach. One week later, Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) introduced the Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2012 in an effort to create a national breach notification standard.
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On January 24, 2011, Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen announced that MetLife had agreed to pay $10,000 and implement or enhance its data protection policies and procedures in response to a November 2009 disclosure of customer personal information on the Internet.
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As reported in the Hunton Employment & Labor Perspectives Blog, on October 10, 2011, California became the seventh state to enact legislation restricting public and private employers alike from using consumer credit reports in making hiring and other personnel decisions.
Continue Reading California Joins the Growing List of States Restricting Employers’ Use of Consumer Credit Reports

Connecticut recently became the latest state to pass a law regulating employer use of credit reports. The law goes into effect October 1, 2011, and prohibits employers from requiring employees or applicants to consent to an employer pulling their credit report except under certain circumstances.

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Pending legislation in Connecticut, Florida, Nevada, New Jersey and Oregon aims to address the privacy risks associated with devices that may store personal information on their hard drives. A New York law addressing these issues came into effect on April 1, 2011.

Continue Reading States Attempt to Address Privacy Risks Associated with Digital Copiers and Electronic Waste

Representative Rick Boucher (D-VA) lost his Congressional race yesterday, leaving a vacancy on the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet. Aggressive consumer advocate Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) won a seat in the Senate.

Continue Reading Key Voice on Privacy Issues Loses Congressional Reelection Bid While Another Joins the Senate

On August 18, 2010, Connecticut’s Insurance Department published new regulations requiring entities subject to its jurisdiction to report any information security incident affecting Connecticut residents within five days of discovery.

Continue Reading Connecticut Insurance Department Issues Five-Day Breach Reporting Requirement