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How well does Arizona law protect your online privacy?

Posted by   /  October 24, 2019  /  Cyberlaw and Cybersecurity  /  No Comments

Hacker code By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | Arizona Mirror Just about every other day, another data breach seems to be reported or another story comes out about an app that shares intrusive information about our personal lives to companies for personal gain, but what does Arizona do to help protect the online privacy of its residents?  […]

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2019’s states most vulnerable to identity theft, fraud

Posted by   /  October 16, 2019  /  Cyberlaw and Cybersecurity  /  No Comments

By Adam McCann | WalletHub In recent years, many Americans’ personal information has become compromised by big data breaches. In 2019 alone, prominent companies like WhatsApp, Quest Diagnostics, Microsoft, ASUS and Capital One have fallen victim to cybercriminals. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center’s most recent Data Breach Report, between January 1, 2005 and […]

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Millions of Americans’ medical images and data are available on the internet. Anyone can take a peek.

Posted by   /  October 10, 2019  /  Cyberlaw and Cybersecurity, Health Care  /  No Comments

Hundreds of computer servers worldwide that store patient X-rays and MRIs are so insecure that anyone with a Web browser or a few lines of computer code can view patient records. One expert warned about it for years. Insecure servers we uncovered add to a growing list of medical records systems that have been compromised […]

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Arizona secretary of state toughens election rules proposal amid cybersecurity concerns

Posted by   /  October 4, 2019  /  Cyberlaw and Cybersecurity  /  No Comments

Cybersecurity has drawn particular scrutiny amid concerns about meddling in American elections. By Andrew Oxford | Arizona Republic  Arizona officials are considering tougher cybersecurity standards for the state’s elections ahead of 2020, according to a proposed set of protocols the Secretary of State’s Office published this week. Some of the changes come after The Arizona […]

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Phoenix City Council asked to study, potentially restrict facial recognition, surveillance technology

Posted by   /  August 26, 2019  /  By Mike Sunnucks, Cyberlaw and Cybersecurity, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter The Phoenix City Council will hear a citizen’s petition item at its meeting Wednesday that could restrict the use of facial recognition and surveillance technology in the city. The request comes from Eric Block Jr. who wants the City Council to direct city staff to examine facial […]

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Arizonans might have special protections from facial recognition software

Posted by   /  August 17, 2019  /  Cyberlaw and Cybersecurity, Technology  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via PinalCentral A new federal court ruling coupled with a provision in the state constitution could give Arizonans new legal protections against the use of software by private firms that captures and stores facial images. On paper, the lawsuit involves claims of invasion of privacy being brought against […]

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Are states taking cybersecurity seriously enough? They should be, says Rose Law Group litigator Evan Bolick

Posted by   /  August 12, 2019  /  Cyberlaw and Cybersecurity  /  No Comments

Shutterstock Only one has a cabinet-level official dedicated to the issue By Katherine Barrett & Richard Greene | Governing magazine A spike in cyberattacks in recent months has left state and local governments reeling. Baltimore faces more than $18 million in losses following a May ransomware attack. Several Florida cities were hit in June. And […]

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Focus on the election: Maricopa County recorder sending reps to hacking conference

Posted by   /  August 9, 2019  /  Cyberlaw and Cybersecurity, Government and Politics, Technology  /  No Comments

Photo by Sam Whited | Flickr/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | Arizona Mirror Hackers and tech enthusiasts are gathering in the Nevada desert this week for a conference where new vulnerabilities in software and hardware are discussed, but an unlikely group of people will also be in attendance: the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office.  “You […]

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Court rules Arizona residents have right to internet privacy; Rose Law Group’s Logan Elia responds

Posted by   /  July 31, 2019  /  Cyberlaw and Cybersecurity  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Arizonans have a constitutional right to online privacy to keep police from snooping around to find out who they are without first getting a warrant, the state Court of Appeals has ruled. In what appears to be the first ruling of its kind in […]

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Chandler welcomes UA cyber operations

Posted by   /  July 30, 2019  /  By Mike Sunnucks, Cyberlaw and Cybersecurity, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter The University of Arizona is adding cybersecurity and cyber operations to its offerings at its Chandler center.  Chandler is already home to Intel and other tech companies, and the UA hopes the programs help the technology workforce pipeline. “As an emerging tech hub, Arizona is positioned to […]

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