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Former AZ utility regulator, lobbyist, utility owner charged with conspiracy, bribery, fraud

Posted by   /  May 25, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Energy and Environment, Featured News, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Evan Wyloge and Jim Small | Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting Federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged former Arizona Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce, his wife, prominent lobbyist Jim Norton and utility owner George Johnson with conspiracy, bribery, mail fraud and wire fraud, over what prosecutors lay out as a scheme to pay off Pierce in […]

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Mesa pays $13k after police officers lose woman’s dog; did the city get a bargain? asks Evan Bolick, Rose Law Group litigation attorney on channel 3

Posted by   /  May 25, 2017  /  Featured News, Government and Politics, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

3TV | CBS 5  MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) –A Valley woman with a mental disability says she is still “torn up” emotionally after Mesa police officers lost her dog. The City of Mesa paid Dawn Bennett $13,000 in January to avoid any lawsuits related to the incident at a motel on Main Street, according to […]

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Government and business cooperation regarding cybercrime investigations

Posted by   /  May 24, 2017  /  Cyberlaw, Cybersecurity, Featured News  /  No Comments

By Rose Law Group attorney Lauren Reynolds and Daniel Gauthier, who are focused on cybersecurity and privacy issues Recently a client asked: The FBI wants my help with investigating a cybercrime against my business. What do I do? This is an increasingly common issue as businesses rely more on technologies with security protocols.  The government has […]

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Facebook fines in France are a warning to American businesses operating in the EU

Posted by   /  May 23, 2017  /  Cyberlaw, Cybersecurity, Featured News  /  No Comments

by Lauren Reynolds and Daniel Gauthier, who are focused on cybersecurity and privacy issues In January 2016, the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), France’s data protection watchdog, notified Facebook that it was violating the French Data Protection Act and gave the social media giant three months to revise its data collection policies. […]

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Ducey signs tax break, vetoes student journalists freedom of the press

Posted by   /  May 23, 2017  /  Education, Featured News, Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Mary Jo Pitzl | The Republic Gov. Doug Ducey tied a bow on the 2017 legislative session, signing a final 27 bills into law and vetoing six on the final day for him to act on proposals passed by the Legislature. He started the bill-signing flurry with his signature on a $1 billion university-bonding […]

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Howard Fischer: A one-man news machine

Posted by   /  May 22, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Featured News, Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer If you had $5 for every story Howard “Howie” Fischer has reported for Arizona readers, you’d be doing quite well. Considered the dean of the Capitol press corps, Fischer is known not only as a one-man news machine, but a reporter politicians sometimes get defensive with because of his […]

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WannaCry ransomware attack illustrates need for evolution in cybersecurity norms; efforts must be coordinated globally, says Lauren Reynolds, Rose Law Group litigator focusing on cybersecurity

Posted by   /  May 22, 2017  /  Cyberlaw, Cybersecurity, Featured News  /  No Comments

By Zachary Goldman and Damon McCoy | The Hill Individuals and institutions affected by the WannaCry ransomware attack face a Hobson’s choice — the malicious software (malware) encrypts a user’s documents while the decryption keys remain in the hands of the cybercriminals. Victims of the attack can either pay the hackers for the release of their files, […]

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Court of Appeals rules no property tax for rooftop solar panels

Posted by   /  May 19, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Featured News  /  No Comments

Rose Law Group Reporter Thursday the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that companies leasing rooftop systems to homeowners should not be subjected to a new set of property taxes that the Department of Revenue only recently sought to impose on these businesses. (Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents one of the taxpayers that prevailed in this […]

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How do I protect myself from cyber crime and being held up for ransom?

Posted by   /  May 18, 2017  /  Cyberlaw, Featured News  /  No Comments

by Lauren Reynolds and Daniel Gauthier, who are focused on cybersecurity and privacy issues “I’m reading a lot about companies getting locked out of information and asked to pay a ransom, what can I do about this and what should I do if this happens to me?” Recent ransomware attacks illustrate the prevalence and dangers […]

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How to protect yourself from ransomware attacks; Lauren Reynolds, Rose Law Group litigator focusing on cybersecurity, shares some ‘proactive steps’

Posted by   /  May 18, 2017  /  Cyberlaw, Cybersecurity, Featured News  /  No Comments

By Brian X. Chen | The New York Times A decade-old form of malicious software known as ransomware has been making headlines after cybercriminals hijacked hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide. Ransomware, which is often transmitted by email or web pop-ups, involves locking up people’s data and threatening to destroy it if a ransom is […]

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