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Congress considers self-driving vehicle laws

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By Laruen Reynolds, Rose Law Group attorney focusing her practice on cyber security and Dan Gauthier The potential consequences from lax cybersecurity have been well documented.  One hypothetical scenario garnering specific attention is a hacker being able to remotely control a “smart” vehicle.  In 2015, for example, a pair of “white hat” hackers – or ethical hackers – […]

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BREAKING: Reports: Sen. McCain has brain cancer

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Various news sources including Reuters and CNN are reporting Sen. John McCain has an aggressive form of brain cancer.

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All-star lineup of presenters announced for ULI’s 10 Hottest Intersections Program; Rose Law Group Founder and President Jordan Rose presenting

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Urban Land Institute Arizona The “10 Hottest Intersections in Metro Phoenix” are BACK! ULI Arizona is celebrating the 10th anniversary of this highly successful program by revisiting the conclusions drawn a decade ago. Along with unveiling the NEW 10 Hottest Intersections, the program will recap the results from 2007 – which predictions came true and […]

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Now a professor, journalist looks back on career covering Arizona news for ‘The New York Times’

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By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer ernanda Santos is a Southwest Borderlands Initiative professor of practice at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the award-winning author of “The Fire Line: The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots.” She is a veteran journalist who worked for The New York Times […]

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[UPDATED] Rose Law Group Reporter Hero of the Week: Boy who survived Payson flash flood wants to find the man who saved him

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By Yihyun Jeong | The Republic UPDATE: Payson flash flood survivor connects with man who saved his life A boy who survived the deadly Payson flash flood that killed 9 of his family members is looking for the Good Samaritan who he said saved his life. Acis Raiden Garcia, 8, is still comprehending what happened […]

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[SUNDAY FEATURE] The lawyer, the addict

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A high-powered Silicon Valley attorney dies. His ex-wife investigates and finds a web of drug abuse in his profession By Eilene Zimmerman | The New York Times In July 2015, something was very wrong with my ex-husband, Peter. His behavior over the preceding 18 months had been erratic and odd. He could be angry and […]

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7 ways to keep your smart home from being hacked; be an ‘informed consumer,’ says Lauren Reynolds, Rose Law Group litigator focusing on cybersecurity

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Market Watch In the modern home, everything from TVs and refrigerators to baby monitors and light bulbs can now be connected — and hacked. The number of smart homes in North America is expected to hit 73 million by 2021, making up more than 50% of all households. By the end of 2016, more than […]

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    Existing-home sales slide as prices surge on tight inventory

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    Sales of previously owned U.S. homes fell 1.8% in June Sales of previously owned U.S. homes fell in June and prices jumped as strong demand overwhelmed a pinched supply of available homes. Existing home sales fell 1.8% in June from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.52 million, the National Association […]

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    Clubs, escalators, highlight Phoenix raceway renovations

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    Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Phoenix International Raceway By Jose Esparza | Cronkite News PHOENIX — A peek at the latest stage of Phoenix International Raceway’s $178 million pit stop hinted at a high-end new look for those who will enter the track in the future. On Wednesday, the Avondale track installed a steel beam […]

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    For first time in history the typical U.S. home worth more than $200,000

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    By Monsef Rachid | World Property Journal According to the June 2017 Zillow Real Estate Market Report, the typical U.S. home is worth over $200,000 for the first time ever. The national median home value is now $200,400, up about 7 and a half percent since this time last year. High buyer demand coupled with fewer homes for […]

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    Lot supply a bigger worry than labor or lending to home builders

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    By Karen Schutte | Real Estate Daily News Builder News is reporting that home builders worry about the lot supply in many markets lagging behind demand. Municipalities’ failure to keep pace with their processes makes penciling in the next 24 to 36 months’ land strategy a big challenge. Lot supply is a bigger worry than labor […]

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    Fire Station 7 could be sold this week

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    City considers $362,500 offer for home of the Hotshots  The former home of the Granite Mountain Hotshots could become the property of a local plumbing company soon, depending on a decision by the Prescott City Council this week. The council will conduct two meetings on Tuesday, July 25 – a workshop at 1 p.m., and […]

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    Building pros share job skills with Gila River students

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    AZRE Building pros share job skills with Gila River students Recently ASU’s School of Sustainable Engineering brought together a host of local companies and academic experts to share building and engineering skills with a group of middle school students from Gila River Indian Community. The event was part of the Gila River community’s STEAAAM (Science, Technology, […]

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    Home-price growth flattened in May

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    S&PCoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices rose 5.6% in the 12 months ended in May, the same as the prior month Home-price growth flattened across the U.S. in May, a sign that the rapid upward trajectory in the cost of buying a home may finally be coming to an end. The S&PCoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices, which covers the entire […]

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    Americans pour record sums into home improvements

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    Sales of previously owned U.S. homes fell 1.8% in June A shortage of new single-family homes across the U.S. is pushing up prices and locking many buyers out of the market. The silver lining: a boom in renovations of existing homes. Americans are expected to pour a record $316 billion into home remodeling this year, […]

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      [OPINION] The United States Senate: Don’t hold your breath

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      (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Rose Law Group associate George Seitts and I had the distinct privilege back in the 70s of working for U.S. Senators, George for Barry Goldwater and I for Gale McGee. Those were days when statesmanship, not fruitless partisanship, existed. […]

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      Committee approves ASU bonding request for additional electrical generation

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      By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer (STATE CAPITOL) — After tabling it last month, the Joint Committee on Capital Review on Tuesday gave a “favorable review” to a proposed $21M bonding request for an additional natural gas turbine for electrical generation on the ASU campus. ASU needs state approval of the project because additional power […]

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      Sticks and stones may hurt my bones, and a fine will hurt my wallet

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      Taxpayers pay $20K because Tempe politician called a constituent names By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | The Republic Tempe City Councilman Kolby Granville may get his second reprimand of the year, this time for calling a constituent a “psycho, paparazzi stalker” on social media. The council will vote on the reprimand Thursday. Council also reprimanded Granville in […]

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      Sen. Doug Ducey? No!

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      By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star Don’t look for “Sen. Doug Ducey,” at least for the foreseeable future. The governor is not considering appointing himself to the U.S. Senate should that become necessary if Sen. John McCain were to quit before the end of his term, according to press aide […]

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      House to vote on $1.6 billion border wall funding

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      Poll: 62% doesn’t want border wall By Griselda Zetino | KTAR The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote this week on a bill that includes funding to start building President Donald Trump’s border wall. The president’s request of $1.6 billion to begin the construction of the border wall along the United States-Mexico border […]

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      No drugs, no executions in Arizona

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      June marked the end of a three-year long legal battle to tighten up Arizona’s execution laws, but even after the state reached an agreement, the fate of those on death row is still uncertain, reports Arizona Capitol Times. Dale Baich, an assistant federal public defender and supervising attorney in the Capital Habeas Unit in the […]

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        Goldwater Institute asks U.S. Supreme Court to provide equal rights to Native American children

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        (Editor’s note: News releases are published unedited, unless they contain factual errors.) Phoenix—The Goldwater Institute has filed a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take a case that would help decide whether Native American children are entitled to the same rights as all other American children, regardless of their race. In this case, two […]

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        What agents should know about the rise of ‘silver splitter’ divorces; Kaine Fisher, partner and director of Family Law at Rose Law Group, comments

        Divorce Process for Marital Goods

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        Agents, are you prepared to handle this new demographic? By Amber Taufen | Inman Key Takeaways Divorce rates are rising nationally for older couples, which means agents should be prepared to handle this group as they sell the property they shared and buy new, separate property. Agents should be sensitive to the challenges faced by […]

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        9th Circuit Court of Appeals rules illegal immigrant children cannot be detained without a hearing, a ‘noble’ ruling, says Rose Law Group Partner Kaine Fisher

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        By Josh Siegel | Washington Examiner Children who immigrate to the U.S. illegally alone must be given a court hearing before being detained, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said unanimously that unaccompanied minors, as children who migrate illegally are known, are entitled to bond […]

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        Arizona Court of Appeals ruling possible setback for gay rights; Rose Law Group attorney Audra Petrolle questions the ruling

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        By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Saying lawmakers wrote what they meant, the state Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the same-sex spouse of a woman who gave birth to a child is not entitled to a presumption she is a parent. In what could be a significant setback for […]

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        Arizona Supreme Court limits right of tribes to intercede in adoption cases; Rose Law Group family attorney Audra Petrolle provides perspective

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        Tribal government: Decision preserves tribes’ rights to ask for court transfers in adoption cases By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times The ability of tribes to intercede in the adoption of Native American children not living on the reservation is limited and not absolute, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled today. In […]

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        Texas poised to allow adoptions to be blocked on religious basis

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        Agencies that get state money could reject gay and lesbian couples or non-Christians who want to be parents By Ian Lovett | The Wall Street Journal Texas is moving forward with a bill this week that would allow adoption-service providers that receive state money to turn down prospective parents based on religious beliefs. The bill […]

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        Supreme Court sends second divorce settlement case back to Arizona

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        By Nathan J. Fish | Cronkite News The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ordered the Arizona Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling in a divorce settlement between a retired member of the military and his ex-wife, the second time in a week it has done so. The action by the justices followed their ruling last […]

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        Why more couples are signing postnuptial agreements; can be 2-edged sword, says Kaine Fisher, Rose Law Group partner, director Family Law Dept.

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        It’s a prenup, with a few twists By Ben Steverman He cheats. She wants a divorce. He pleads for forgiveness. She’ll stay, for a price: If they ever do divorce, she wants the house, the car, and a hefty slice of their other assets. That kind of deal is possible with a postnuptial agreement, a […]

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          Committee approves ASU bonding request for additional electrical generation

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          By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer (STATE CAPITOL) — After tabling it last month, the Joint Committee on Capital Review on Tuesday gave a “favorable review” to a proposed $21M bonding request for an additional natural gas turbine for electrical generation on the ASU campus. ASU needs state approval of the project because additional power […]

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          REGIONAL NEWS for July 24, 2017: From California to the Midwest, billionaire investor Warren Buffett is steadily building an energy powerhouse.

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            California, Nevada, Utah: Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway amasses a Western energy force Denver, Albuquerque: Why New Mexicans are moving to Colorado

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          Arizona official: EPA rule puts ‘extraordinarily high’ burden on mines

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          By Ben Moffat | Cronkite news WASHINGTON – Proposed federal rules that would require mining companies to have cash sufficient to clean up any environmental problems they might cause are “duplicative and unnecessary,” an Arizona environmental official told a House panel Thursday. Bret Parke, deputy director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, told a […]

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          1.4 million weigh in on administration’s review of national monuments

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          By Ben Moffat | Cronkite News Friday, July 21, 2017 WASHINGTON – An Interior Department plan to review recently designated national monuments has drawn more than 1.4 million public comments, a “phenomenal” number that one advocate said he had not seen in 25 years of environmental activism. The comments came in response to President Donald […]

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          Sonnen signs a deal to put storage in new Arizona housing developments

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          Energy storage doesn’t look as expensive when it’s part of your mortgage. by Julian Spector  | Greentech Media Sonnen has signed a contract with an Arizona homebuilder to install its energy storage systems along with rooftop solar on each residence in forthcoming developments. This has long been a goal for the company, which aims to create […]

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          As California’s labor shortage grows, farmers race to replace workers with robots

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          By Geoffrey Mohan | Los Angeles Times Driscoll’s is so secretive about its robotic strawberry picker it won’t let photographers within telephoto range of it. But if you do get a peek, you won’t see anything humanoid or space-aged. AgroBot is still more John Deere than C-3PO — a boxy contraption moving in fits and […]

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          Judge rejects APS move to get rate ruling before court decision

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          By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via PinalCentral A judge on Wednesday rejected a bid by Arizona Public Service to let the Arizona Corporation Commission vote on the company’s rate hike request before he considers claims by one utility regulator that he has a right to question company executives about their political influence over […]

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            Was there marijuana in that ice cream? Pot industry woos Arizona lawmakers in Denver

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            By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | The Republic Nineteen of Arizona’s state lawmakers traveled to Denver for a conference of the American Legislative Exchange Council, largely underwritten by corporate interests. For the first time the National Cannabis Industry Association was among the interests attending the gathering, where politicos and corporations mingle and talk policy. Following a […]

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            Attorney General Sessions’ Las Vegas Speech ignores Nevada pot-sales ’emergency;’ ‘cautiously optimistic,’ says Ryan Hurley, Rose Law Group partner and director of Medical Marijuana Department

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            By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times Jeff Sessions missed major opportunities this week to rail against legal marijuana, giving marijuana-industry experts some much-craved hope that a crackdown is not imminent. The cannabis-hating U.S. Attorney General delivered a speech at the Nevada U.S. Attorney’s Office in Las Vegas on Wednesday about crime, drugs, and immigration, but failed to […]

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            Slippery slope? Citing race, crime, addiction disease, Oregon moves to decriminalize hard drugs

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            By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer regon, which first approved physician-assisted suicide and decriminalization of marijuana, continues on its path as the nation’s most liberal state with a move to decriminalize six controlled drugs including cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and the so-called “date drug” ecstasy. The first of the two bills now headed to the governor’s desk […]

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            Top VC firm benchmark just poured millions into this startup’s marijuana breathalyzer

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            By Alex Konrad | Forbes Venture capitalist Mike Lynn was cycling in the Berkeley Hills in 2014 when the cars started passing him at high speed. As they whizzed by on the winding roads in California’s Bay Area, they left behind mementos: the distinct smell of marijuana. Lynn’s day job was to invest in startups, […]

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            Canadian for-profits eye East Valley as they cash in on marijuana market

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            By Wayne Schutsky | East Valley Tribune Canadian companies are investing millions of dollars into Arizona’s medical marijuana market in order to turn profits and wield influence over the state’s lucrative non-profit dispensary market. One company, Canadian Bioceutical Corp., has paid $30 million to acquire management firms that provide services to two Mesa dispensaries. These […]

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            Cannabis, Hemp: Navajo Nation Council Committee approves production ‘non-Navajo medicine’

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            Arizona Daily Independent The Navajo Nation Council Health, Education, and Human Services Committee considered legislation this week that would allow economic development through the production of cannabis and hemp. The legislation would amend Navajo Nation code to allow for an exception in the criminal code stating, “it shall not be unlawful for any business, as […]

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            Why the latest news on marijuana and car crashes has some experts skeptical

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            Other studies have found no significant effect in the number of crashes since the first three states legalized marijuana sales By Daniel C. Vock | Governing States that legalized marijuana sales have higher rates of car crashes than neighboring states that don’t allow pot sales. At least, that’s what researchers from the Highway Loss Data […]

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            REGIONAL NEWS for June 18, 2017: Uber-wealthy candidates could take advantage of Colorado’s campaign rules to overwhelm the opposition with money from their own pockets.

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            Colorado’s new gold rush: The 2018 governor’s race Surge in Latino homeless population ‘a whole new phenomenon’ for Los Angeles Pot will soon be legal in Las Vegas, but don’t even think about lighting up on the Strip Utah: Wildfire that displaced 750 people in Brian Head destroys one home and threatens 100 more New […]

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              Tech companies are pushing back against biometric privacy laws; Lauren Reynolds, Rose Law Group litigation attorney who focuses on privacy and data breach issues, comments

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              They want your body By Kartikay Mehrota | Bloomberg Privacy advocates cheered when Illinois passed its Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) in 2008 regulating commercial use of finger, iris, and facial scans. With companies such as Facebook Inc. and Google Inc. developing facial tagging technology, it was clear that laws would be needed to ensure companies didn’t collect and use biometric data […]

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              Congress considers self-driving vehicle laws

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              By Laruen Reynolds, Rose Law Group attorney focusing her practice on cyber security and Dan Gauthier The potential consequences from lax cybersecurity have been well documented.  One hypothetical scenario garnering specific attention is a hacker being able to remotely control a “smart” vehicle.  In 2015, for example, a pair of “white hat” hackers – or ethical hackers – […]

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              [VIDEO] Tillerson to shut cyber office in state department reorganization; Rose Law Group litigation attorney Lauren Reynolds, who focuses on privacy and data breach issues, says ‘international cooperation’ vital

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              By Nick Wadhams and Nafeesa Syeed | Bloomberg Cyber coordinator helped negotiate 2015 pact with China Office will be merged into bureau handling economic affairs Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is shutting down an office that coordinates cyber issues with other countries, according to two people familiar with the plan, in a move that critics […]

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              Without telling media, Arizona judge orders dozens of articles to be deleted

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                An NFL cheerleader and U.S. Army officer was celebrated—until she was arrested and turned to online reputation fixers By Joe Mullin | ars Technia In 2013, Megan Welter had a really bad night. Welter, at that time a cheerleader for the Arizona Cardinals, got into a drunken fight with her boyfriend. It ended with […]

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              Democrats steer clear of new Internet privacy bill in Congress; an ‘urgent issue,’ says Rose Law Group cyberlaw attorney Lauren Reynolds

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              By Melissa Quinn | Washington Examiner When Republicans used the Congressional Review Act this year to roll back Internet privacy regulations drafted during the Obama administration, they found themselves on the receiving end of attacks from Democrats, constituents, and even late-night TV hosts. The regulations proposed by the Federal Communications Commission would have required Internet […]

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              7 ways to keep your smart home from being hacked; be an ‘informed consumer,’ says Lauren Reynolds, Rose Law Group litigator focusing on cybersecurity

              Posted by   2 weeks ago

              Market Watch In the modern home, everything from TVs and refrigerators to baby monitors and light bulbs can now be connected — and hacked. The number of smart homes in North America is expected to hit 73 million by 2021, making up more than 50% of all households. By the end of 2016, more than […]

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              Rose Law Group Litigation Attorney Lauren Reynolds making her mark as the Valley’s legal leader in cybersecurity

              Posted by   2 weeks ago

              Read the article on Rose Law Group Litigation Attorney Lauren Reynolds in Biltmore Lifestyles Magazine here.    

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