Connecticut Amends Data Breach Notification Law

Author:Mr Kevin Khurana
Profession:Proskauer Rose LLP

On the heels of Vermont's recent amendment to its data breach notification law (which we blogged about here), Connecticut's legislature recently amended its own data breach notification law (Conn. Gen. Stat. § 36a-701b).  The amended law will take effect on October 1, 2012.

While several of the changes to the law were non-substantive in nature and more for the sake of clarification, the amended law does impose what seems to be the new trend in data breach notification obligations: the requirement to notify the state attorney general.     

Under newly added subsection (b)(2) of the statute, companies that are required to notify Connecticut residents of a data breach must also...

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