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Connecticut AG Reaches AVC with MetLife

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

January 30, 2012

The attorney general and the consumer protection commissioner of Connecticut have reached an agreement with MetLife over a 2009 breach incident involving the disclosure of customers' personal data, Hunton & Williams' Privacy and Information Security Law Blog reports. As part of the Assurance of Voluntary Compliance (AVC), the insurance company has agreed to pay a $10,000 civil penalty, reimburse consumers who paid to freeze their credit files as a result of the incident and update employee training materials to prevent publishing Social Security numbers online.
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