Conn., NY Pave Way For Privacy Crackdown Among AGs

Law360, New York (November 14, 2011, 2:58 PM EST) -- Attorneys general in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York are leading the crackdown on privacy enforcement as the states' regulatory reach expands and officials scramble to capitalize on this hot-button issue, attorneys say.

“Whether you're a Republican, Democrat or independent, you like the idea of knowing that the state is taking steps to protect your medical records or financial records or other personal information,” Littler Mendelson PC's privacy and data protection practice group chair Philip Gordon told Law360.

The most active attorneys general in privacy enforcement have all sought higher office, with former Connecticut...
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