(update) Conn. AG wants teachers board to explain lost data

The Associated Press reports:

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal says the state Teachers’ Retirement Board owes its members identity theft protection and an explanation after waiting six months to inform them of a lost flash drive containing retirement data.

Blumenthal said Wednesday he is urging the board to give more than 58,000 members identity theft protection for two years and more details of how the drive vanished and exactly what information it contained.

The attorney general says the board informed his office of the lost drive last December, but did not tell its members until June. He says the drive could contain names, addresses, the last four digits of Social Security numbers and other personal information.

So is this becoming the de facto standard in CT — lose data and provide two years’ worth of free credit protection?

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