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AGs Investigate, Settle Breaches

DATA LOSS—U.S.

January 19, 2011

Connecticut Attorney General George Jespen is investigating a breach at the University of Connecticut Co-op. The Co-op has until Thursday to provide the office with detailed information on the breach, reports Patch. The Co-op has since shut down the Web site and notified customers, encouraging them to cancel any payment cards used on the site, but the AG says it should offer free credit protection as well. "In this era of increasing reliance on technology, it is vitally important that all entities entrusted with nonpublic personal information employ the highest levels of data security," Jepsen said. Meanwhile, NECN reports that Vermont's AG has announced that a Connecticut-based insurance agency is ready to settle a breach complaint involving the loss of a portable hard drive.
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