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Amidst concerns about Social Security numbers' (SSN) privacy at the federal level and in the wake of a breach of data including SSNs in another state, Connecticut legislators are poised to consider a new law "to help safeguard privacy and protect against identify theft," the Danbury Patch reports. On Wednesday, the House General Law Committee is scheduled to hold a public hearing on SB 315, which prohibits "the unnecessary collection of Social Security numbers," the report states, noting that the term "unnecessary collection" has not yet been defined but that the bill would not apply to "credit reporting agencies, identity verification measures, medical treatment, law enforcement and job related reasons including employment benefits.
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