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The Privacy and Data Security Department handles matters related to the protection of Connecticut residents' personal information and data.  The Department enforces state laws governing notification of data breaches, safeguarding of personal information, and protection of social security numbers and other sensitive information. The Department is also responsible for enforcement of federal laws under which the Attorney General has enforcement authority, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the Children's  Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).   In addition, this Department provides the Attorney General with advice and counsel on proposed legislation and other matters regarding privacy and data security, and it engages in extensive outreach to citizens and businesses on  matters relating to data protection and privacy.

Below are some site about privacy and data security that may be useful;

Businesses access information on reporting a data breach.

For information on Identity Theft from the Attorney Generals Quick Tips.

You may also wish to review the Attorney Generals' tip on dealing with Phishing

In addition to the above, we can include some links to useful information on issues pertinent to this department:

For information regarding children's privacy and protecting them online visit the FTC tips on Children's privacy.

For information regarding HIPAA and your rights as a patient from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

For information on your rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and consumer rights this PDF summary may be helpful.