Department of Justice Announces Its New Cybersecurity Unit

  Yesterday, while delivering her remarks at the CyberCrime 2020 symposium at Georgetown University Law School, Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell announced the Department of Justice’s creation of the new Cybersecurity Unit within Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section. … Continue reading

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Suing for Reputational Harm Resulting from Negligent Record Keeping

  The importance of accurate personnel records in the hands of public and private actors alike cannot be understated. From financial loans to college admissions, these records often serve as the basis for life-changing (for better or worse) administrative decisions. … Continue reading

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Recovering for Harm to Reputation Caused by Negligent Investigations

  There are many reasons a government agency or other entity might conduct an investigation, but what happens when its investigation is conducted negligently? Many agencies have standards for products, processes, or behavior. For example, the Food and Drug Administration … Continue reading

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM)

    Last month. President Barack Obama proclaimed October 2014 to be National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Cyber threats pose one of the gravest national security dangers the United States faces. They jeopardize our country’s critical infrastructure, endanger our individual … Continue reading

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Four Senators Request Hearing on Privacy and Security Issues

  On October 20, 2014, four U.S. Senators sent a letter to the Chairman, Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), and Ranking Member, John Thune (R-SD), of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. The letter asked the Committee to hold an information-gathering hearing because “the proliferation … Continue reading

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Arizona’s Defamation Jury Instructions

  Arizona’s Civil Jury Instructions are part of the Revised Arizona Jury Instructions (RAJI). They can be valuable resources for lawyers and non-lawyers alike. In 2013, Arizona approved its first set of jury instructions for defamation lawsuits. The State Bar of Arizona publishes these instructions … Continue reading

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Five Tips: Read before Publishing A Bad Online Review

  Sometimes, people are so upset with the services or goods they received or purchased from small or new businesses that they choose to exact their revenge via the Internet. It is not enough for them to just stop patronizing … Continue reading

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How Colorado Courts Define the Word “Defamatory”

  Colorado’s courts use an extensive set of jury instructions for its defamation lawsuits. This helps make defamation litigation more predictable and helps parties evaluate their chances of success at trial. Colorado’s jury instructions may be found in Chapter 22. Defamation (Libel and Slander) of the … Continue reading

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Increasing the Statute of Limitations for Arizona Internet Defamation Claims to Three Years

  Statute of Limitations A statute of limitation is “[a] law that bars claims after a specified period; specif., a statute establishing a time limit for suing in a civil case, based on the date when the claim accrued (as … Continue reading

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Colorado’s New Online Mug Shot Removal Law

  Maintaining an online reputation is integral to career growth and securing opportunities in our modern society. Our public posts and online behavior on websites like Facebook and Reddit are all fair game for potential employers, college admissions officers, and … Continue reading

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