December 4, 2015

Jepsen Calls for Expedited Implementation of Chip and PIN Credit Cards

Attorney General George Jepsen, along with eight other attorneys general, are urging the nation’s large credit card issuers (e.g., Visa, MasterCard, American Express) to voluntarily speed up implementation of chip and PIN technology. This technology is largely considered to be a more secure way of processing credit cards.

These credit card issuers have collectively begun to implement a new chip-and-signature system. But the attorneys general feel that the system that requires a signature rather than PIN identification as a secondary form of verification still leaves citizens more vulnerable to data breaches.

The Connecticut Attorney General’s office received approximately 515 data breach notifications from FY 2014 to 2015. 

More information can be found on the Attorney General's website.