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Insurance Dept. Mandates 5-Day Breach Notifications

DATA LOSS—U.S.

August 27, 2010

Following a string of incidents involving the exposure of residents' personal information, insurance regulators in the state of Connecticut are placing notification requirements on insurers and their agents, requiring that they let the state insurance commissioner know within five days of discovering a breach. Insurance Journal reports that, in a bulletin sent to state entities this month, officials said, "The Department's concern is to make certain that in addition to minimizing these incidents, licensees and registrants react quickly and affirmatively to let affected Connecticut consumers know that they may be at risk and what is being done to protect sensitive and confidential information."
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