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10/06/2021

Connecticut Tightens its Data Breach Notification Laws

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Effective October 1, 2021, an amendment[1] to the Connecticut General Statute concerning data privacy breaches, Section 36a-701b, will impact notification obligations in several significant ways. The amendment:

  • Expands the definition of “personal information”;
  • Shortens the notification deadline after discovery of a breach from 90 to 60 days;
  • Removes the requirement to consult with law enforcement as part of a risk assessment;
  • Deems compliant any person subject to and in compliance with HIPAA and HITECH; and
  • Provides certain exemptions from public disclosure for materials provided to the state in response to an investigation of a breach of security.

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