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With the State of Connecticut reeling from a series of massive security breaches that have exposed the personal information of hundreds of thousands of state residents, Connecticut's Governor and General Assembly joined forces in mid-June to make Connecticut only the second state (after Michigan) to mandate that private employers publish a policy on the protection of employee Social Security numbers (SSNs). The new Connecticut law — entitled, "An Act Concerning the Confidentiality of Social Security Numbers" (the "Act"), and effective October 1, 2008 — also imposes on private employers a statutory duty to safeguard, and properly dispose of, personal information more broadly defined. Continue reading. . .