Consumers in the state of Connecticut will soon have greater protections from data breaches
thanks to its attorney general's crusade to increase rules for companies who suffer such incidents.
Connecticut already requires that organizations must report data security breaches to the state's residents who are affected by them, but there was no legislation in place that likewise required those groups also had to alert government officials, according to a report from the Hartford Courant
. But as of October 1, businesses will be required to report breaches to the state via email, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
State attorney general George Jepsen noted that the new system is designed to make the reporting process go as smoothly as possible for all involved, the report said. Companies which fail to notify the state government of these incidents could be found in violation of the Connecticut Fair Trade Practices Act.Ondrej Krehel
, chief information security officer for Identity Theft
911, writes regularly about the dangers data breaches can pose for consumers and organizations alike.
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