Attorney General backs new data breach notification law

Hartford, Conn. (WTNH) –  Attorney General George Jepson is giving high marks to the state legislature for passing legislation that would change the state’s data breach notification law. The measure, senate bill 948, requires identity theft protection for at least a year for victims of data breaches that involve social security numbers.

In a statement, Jepson says the number of data breaches has skyrocketed since the legislature amended a notification law in 2012.

He says since then ‘hackers have become more and more sophisticated’. The attorney general also say his office will continue to aggressively investigate breaches.

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