“I strongly support legislation that would provide Connecticut residents with express and — frankly, overdue — privacy rights. My office has always maintained that consumers should have as much notice and control over the collection and use of their personal information as possible. Connecticut residents should be afforded the right to know, the right to correct, the right to delete and the right not to be treated differently if they exercise those rights. They should also have the power to stop businesses from selling their sensitive data,” says Connecticut Attorney General William Tong.
“There is also currently a focus on being proactive. When we are reacting, the damage has been done already — information has been compromised or a privacy violation has occurred. In our view, it is far more efficient to proactively ensure that privacy policies and practices comply with the law and are clear to consumers. We meet periodically with companies to discuss the privacy and security implications of upcoming or new products and services, and we have been able to have concerns addressed up front in a productive and cooperative fashion.”