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1.7 M Connecticut Residents Impacted by Anthem Data Breach

On January 29, 2015, Anthem, Inc. discovered that it had been the victim of a sophisticated cyberattack that had taken place over several weeks in early December 2014. The company estimates that hackers accessed the personal information of 78.8 million people, of which 1.7 million were Connecticut residents. The hackers were able to obtain names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, street addresses, email addresses, medical IDs, and employment information such as income data. Anthem states that no credit card information, banking information, or confidential health information was stolen. Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and RLG principal Bruce Raymond discussed the Anthem Breach on CBS Radio Show Law Talk on March 21, 2015. Click here for podcast.

"My child is a victim of cyber bullying" - What laws govern cyber bullying in Connecticut

Fifty-two percent of young people report being cyber bullied. According to a 2011 report, 25% of teenagers in Connecticut have experienced repeated bullying on their cell phone or the Internet. 95% of teens who witness cyber bullying on social media ignore the behavior. More than half say they never confide in their parents when cyber bullying happens to them.

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