Concerning Smart Technology Innovations

Smart technology innovations are fun and exciting, but they can also be concerning. The Consumer Electronics Show, an annual large-scale tradeshow, is taking place this week in Las Vegas. The Consumer Technology Association, the owner and producer of the show, … Continue reading

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Case Brief: Hail v. Beaver Builders

In Hail v. Beaver Builders, the Colorado Court of Appeals held absent a contractual provision that creates a duty to use reasonable cybersecurity practices, a company whose poor cybersecurity practices increased another company’s risk of being harmed by computer crime … Continue reading

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2018 Changes to Colorado’s Data Privacy Laws You Need To Know

Many businesses regularly update their policies as laws regarding health insurance or wages change. But some are slower to create or update policies dealing with changes to data and privacy laws. Colorado recently passed an important law that affects many … Continue reading

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Why The New California Consumer Protection Act Matters to You

A Global Privacy Trend is Afoot Consumers are paying more attention to their privacy rights than ever before. Small businesses that handle consumers’ private data need to pay more attention too. During the past two years, the percentage of prospective … Continue reading

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Arizona’s New Data Breach Law Has Teeth

This summer, an updated data breach law will take effect in Arizona. Earlier this spring, Arizona governor Doug Ducey signed HB2154 into the law. Arizona’s Attorney General, Mark Brnovich, authored the bill “updating and strengthening Arizona’s data breach consumer protection statute.” … Continue reading

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Maybe Al Franken’s a ‘good’ man. He still admitted to sexual harassment.

Read “Maybe Al Franken’s a ‘good’ man. He still admitted to sexual harassment,” HopkinsWay PLLC’s attorney Alexandra Tracy-Ramirez’s November 17, 2017, Opinion piece published by NBC News THINK.

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Arizona’s New Invasion of Privacy Jury Instructions

Arizona has long recognized the invasion of privacy torts described in the Restatement (Second) of Torts (Am. Law Inst. 1977). But until last month, it had not published a set of invasion of privacy jury instructions for Arizona’s civil courts to … Continue reading

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Complying with Law Firm Data Privacy and Security Standards

Last week, the American Bar Association (ABA) revised its formal opinion on what constitutes reasonable data privacy and information security practices for lawyers and law firms. It is ABA Formal Opinion 477R: “Securing communication of protected client information.” You may … Continue reading

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Protecting Data and Privacy at the Border

The question of what the right balance is between personal privacy and national security is not a new one. But over the past few months, it has become a louder question drawing more attention not just from lawyers and politicians … Continue reading

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Keeping Private Public Records Private: Slater v. Arizona Board of Regents

When college or university faculty members are accused of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct, the institution is tasked with assessing and investigating the allegations and responding appropriately. The goals may seem straightforward: address the situation, help remedy the effects, and … Continue reading

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