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Connecticut and New York in Cybersecurity Pact With the FCC

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong and his New York counterpart Letitia James are partnering with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in a new initiative focused on cybersecurity enforcement, data protection and online privacy.

As part of the work of the FCC’s Privacy and Data Protection Task Force, the agency’s Enforcement Bureau has signed Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with Tong and James – along with Attorneys General Kwame Raoul of Illinois and Michelle Harry of Pennsylvania – to share expertise, resources, and coordinated efforts in conducting privacy, data protection, and cybersecurity-related investigations to protect consumers.

“The Connecticut Office of the Attorney General was the first nationwide to form a dedicated privacy department in 2015,” said Tong. “This work, in coordination with state attorneys general nationwide, has remained a core priority of our office since then. Consumers have a right to know and control how their personal information is used, stored, and protected, and companies who violate that trust must be held accountable. This powerful new partnership between our states and the Federal Communication Commission is a recognition of the growing importance of this critical work.”

“As we see cybersecurity threats growing and evolving, we have a responsibility to do everything within our power to protect consumers and their personal information,” said James. “This partnership between state and federal enforcement leaders will help strengthen our ability to protect consumers’ privacy and hold companies that violate the law accountable. I am proud to join my fellow attorneys general in this effort with the FCC to keep consumers safe.”

Source: Westfaironline