The Office of the Attorney General William Tong
2015 Press Releases
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Attorney General Jepsen Announces Changes in Leadership Staff at Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General George Jepsen today announced several staff changes at the Office of the Attorney General due to retirements and a resignation that have occurred among staff in leadership positions over the past few months.
Attorney General Jepsen Forms Permanent Department on Privacy, Data Security within Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General George Jepsen today announced the creation of a new department within the Connecticut Office of the Attorney General – the Privacy and Data Security Department – that will work exclusively on investigations and litigation related to privacy and data security.
Attorney General Jepsen Wants Information from Lumber Liquidators on Formaldehyde Levels in Some Laminate Flooring Products
Attorney General George Jepsen wants information from flooring retailer Lumber Liquidators about Chinese-manufactured laminate flooring sold online and in its Connecticut stores that, according to a recent media report, may contain high levels of formaldehyde despite purporting to be in compliance with certain legal standards.
Attorney General Jepsen Joins Coalition in Widening Probe of Herbal Supplement Industry
Attorney General George Jepsen today announced that he has joined a coalition of state attorneys general to examine labeling, quality control and other aspects of the herbal supplement industry.
Attorney General Jepsen Joins Coalition Urging U.S. Supreme Court to Uphold Right to Marry Nationally
Attorney General Jepsen has joined a coalition of states in filing a friend-of-the-court brief with the United States Supreme Court arguing that the U.S. Constitution requires marriage equality nationwide.
Attorney General Jepsen Debunks Consumer Myths During National Consumer Protection Week
This week, Attorney General George Jepsen has been participating in National Consumer Protection Week, a week-long nationwide campaign to encourage individuals to take full advantage of their consumer rights and to be better able to protect themselves from scams and fraud.
Attorney General Jepsen Offers Data Privacy and Security Tips for Consumers During National Consumer Protection Week
This week, Attorney General George Jepsen will participate in National Consumer Protection Week, a week long nationwide campaign to encourage individuals to take full advantage of their consumer rights and to be better able to protect themselves from scams and fraud.
AG Jepsen Opens Inquiry into Lenovo, Superfish Privacy and Security Concerns
Attorney General George Jepsen has sent letters to executives at the computer technology company Lenovo Group Ltd. and the software company Superfish seeking information about software pre-installed on Lenovo personal computers and sold to consumers that could potentially expose them to hackers.
State Officials Urge Connecticut Residents to Sign Up for Free Anthem Protections
Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Attorney General George Jepsen, Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan A. Harris and Department of Insurance Acting Commissioner Anne Melissa Dowling today are strongly encouraging Connecticut residents to help protect their identity and their credit by enrolling in the free services.
Statement from AG Jepsen on Response from Anthem Indicating Consumer Protections Will Be Made Available on Friday
"I am pleased that Anthem has responded quickly and positively to our request and that consumers affected by the data breach will be able to access the promised free identity theft protection and credit monitoring beginning this coming Friday, February 13. I strongly urge all affected Connecticut residents to take advantage of these services as soon as they can."
Consumer Alert: AG Jepsen, DCP Advise Consumers with RadioShack Gift Cards to Redeem Unused Balances Immediately
Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan A. Harris are advising Connecticut residents who may be holding gift cards, certificates or store credits to the electronic retail establishment RadioShack to use their gift cards as soon as possible. The company recently filed bankruptcy and has announced plans to close stores in Connecticut as early as February 17 and as late as March 31 of this year.
AG Jepsen Joins Colleagues in Urging Oil Companies to Eliminate Synthetic Drugs from Retail Locations
Attorney General George Jepsen and 43 other state and territorial attorneys general have asked nine major oil companies to collaborate with their franchisees in an effort to help eliminate synthetic drugs from retail locations operating under their brand names, including gas station and convenience stores.
AG Jepsen to Anthem: End Unreasonable Delay in Providing Information to Affected Residents
Attorney General George Jepsen and nine attorneys general from around the country are unhappy with the lack of communication from health insurer Anthem, Inc. to its customers about the massive data breach that may have exposed sensitive personal information of as many as 80 million people, or perhaps more, and are demanding that the company immediately step up its response.
State Officials Warn Consumers: Beware, IRS Phone Scams Still Active
Scammers targeting taxpayers by representing that they're from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are still active, and consumers should NOT give in to their bogus demands, Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Attorney General George Jepsen, Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan A. Harris, and Department of Revenue Services Commissioner Kevin B. Sullivan said today.
AG Jepsen, DCP Caution Anthem Customers in Connecticut about Nationwide Data Breach
Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan A. Harris are asking Anthem Inc. for more information about a reported data breach that may have compromised personal information of its customers across the state.