CT Governor Malloy Expected To Sign Data-Breach Bill Requiring One Year Of Identity-Theft Protection

Matthew Sturdevant reports:

In the wake of several major data breaches in recent years at The Home Depot, Target and Anthem, Connecticut’s legislature has passed a bill that would provide greater consumer protections.

One of the key provisions is at least one-year of identity-theft protection for any customer that is a victim of a data breach that compromises confidential information, such as a Social Security number and a person’s name.

Senate Bill 949 has been approved by the Senate and the House and awaits approval by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who plans to sign it, according to a spokesman for Malloy.

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