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UPDATE: New Connecticut Breach Notification Requirements and Cybersecurity Safe Harbor Are Now in Effect

On October 1, 2021, Connecticut’s two new data security laws become effective. As we previously reported, the new laws modify Connecticut’s existing breach notification requirements and establish a safe harbor from certain Connecticut Superior Court assessed damages for businesses that create and maintain a written cybersecurity program.

With the breach law amendments, Connecticut joins a number of other states in expanding the definition of “personal information” in its data breach notification statute. In addition, Connecticut joins Ohio and Utah as the third state to enact a cybersecurity safe harbor statute.

Copyright © 2022, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP. All Rights Reserved.National Law Review, Volume XI, Number 274
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In today’s digital economy, companies face unprecedented challenges in managing privacy and cybersecurity risks associated with the collection, use and disclosure of personal information about their customers and employees. The complex framework of global legal requirements impacting the collection, use and disclosure of personal information makes it imperative that modern businesses have a sophisticated understanding of the issues if they want to effectively compete in today’s economy.

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