Friday, January 27, 2012

MetLife Pays Penalty for Privacy Breach

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and Consumer Protection Commissioner William Rubenstein announced an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance (“AVC”) with Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. (“MetLife”) over the disclosure of personal information
"This agreement reinforces the need to make clear to anyone in possession of personally identifiable information about their legal requirements to protect it and ensure that it s not made publicly available." - Attorney General Jepsen
MetLife will pay a civil penalty of $10,000 and reimburse people who paid to freeze on their credit file as a result of the incident.

Sources:
(a) Agreement Reached With Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. Over Release of Some Customers’ Personally Identifiable Information - 1/24/2012

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