CT AG Tong Seeks Update To Data Breach Notifications

Attorney General William Tong testified last week before the General Law Committee in support of two pieces of legislation sought by the Office of the Attorney General to strengthen the state’s price gouging and data breach notification statutes.

Data Breaches

An Act Concerning Data Privacy Breaches, House Bill 5310, was sought by the Office of the Attorney General to update and strengthen Connecticut’s breach notification statute.

In 2005, Connecticut passed one of the nation’s first laws protecting consumers from online data breaches. Since then, technology and associated risks have evolved. The legislation seeks to broaden the definition of “personal information” to include additional categories such as medical information, online account information, passport numbers, military identification, and health insurance account numbers. The bill would also shorten the outside limit to which entities must notify individuals and the Office of the Attorney General of a security breach from 90 days to 60 days, which is in line with recent amendments passed in other states.

Click here to view Attorney General Tong’s testimony.

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