Criminals who target senior citizens while committing identity theft will face tougher penalties this year under a law that passed with bipartisan support.
The law also empowers the state to seize cash and property obtained through identity theft and use it to reimburse victims.
The new bill bars businesses from printing their customers’ Social Security numbers on ID or access cards, or requiring customers to transmit Social Security numbers over the Internet unless the connection is secure.
Employers also are required to shred job applications so identity information on them is not revealed inadvertently.
Read more in The Hartford Courant.