Connecticut Requires Employers to Safeguard Employee Social Security Numbers and Other Private Information

Written by Robert G. Brody on November 15, 2008
 
Effective October 1, 2008, Connecticut employers must limit physical and electronic access to employees’ Social Security Numbers and other “personal information” from unnecessary disclosure. Personal information includes: driver’s license numbers, state ID card numbers, credit or debit card numbers, passport numbers, alien registration umbers, health insurance ID numbers, and other identifying data. Employers must also adopt a privacy policy relative to such personal information and must openly post the policy. As a sign of the times, posting includes placing the policy on the employer’s website. The new law is called “An Act Concerning the Confidentiality of Social Security Numbers.”

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Robert G. Brody is the founding member of Brody and Associates, LLC. He has been quoted and published in national publications and appears as a guest T.V. commentator on contemporary Labor and Employment issues. Learn More