On June 10, 2008, Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell signed new legislation relating to the confidentiality of personal information and having major implications for companies doing business in Connecticut. Among other requirements, Connecticut House Bill 5658 requires the public posting of a social security number ("SSN") protection policy by all persons that collect SSNs in the course of business. The law takes effect October 1, 2008.
Kelley Drye’s Privacy and Information Security and Advertising Law Practice Groups have prepared a Client Advisory titled, "Sweeping Connecticut SSN Bill Signed Into Law." The Advisory describes the provisions of the Connecticut law and offers a detailed explanation of the new SSN requirement, which would presumably apply broadly to all employers in Connecticut and all businesses that collect SSNs from Connecticut residents.