Clamping Down on Data Use

02.06.2015
Issues & Policies

The legislature’s General Law Committee is considering two proposals that would restrict how certain retailers use Social Security numbers and driver’s licenses. 

The bills (SB 66 and SB 68) are still in proposed bill format which means the language is in draft form and lacks many of the details needed for a full analysis.

But concern over them is real, because they may prohibit companies from using important data even for legitimate business purposes.

The committee has heard from a number of industry-specific groups – in addition to CBIA – expressing concerns about the prospect of further state regulation over how they do business, especially considering many are already subject to numerous existing state and federal laws that protect consumers’ privacy. 

While there’s no doubt that protecting consumer privacy is a priority, it must be achieved in a way that supports Connecticut employers who need certain information for justifiable, day-to-day operations.  

For more information, contact CBIA’s Jennifer Herz at 860.244.1921 | jennifer.herz@cbia.com | @CBIAjherz

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