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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Sony Data Breach Lawsuit Properly Alleges Negligence

  On December 15, 2014, two former employees, Michael Corona and Christina Mathis, filed a lawsuit against Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. See Complaint, Michael Corona et al v. Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. The Complaint initiating the lawsuit properly alleged the facts … 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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Why Disclosing Private Information on Facebook Can Get You Sued in Colorado

  Facebook as a Public Forum When we think of logging onto Facebook, we generally associate it with a positive experience. The social network keeps us coming back multiple times a day to catch the latest updates, and we even … Continue reading

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Can You Sue Someone for “Camfecting”?

  What is Camfecting? “Camfecting” is hacking into and using another person’s webcam without consent. Camfecting typically occurs when a computer user unwittingly downloads a file or program that is infected with a Remote Access Trojan, or “RAT.” A RAT … Continue reading

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Catfishing in Colorado: How Pretending to Be Someone You’re Not on Facebook Can Get You Sued

  Facebook Catfishing Facebook is home to over 1.28 billion active users a month. However, not everyone on Facebook is who they claim to be. Facebook estimated that in 2013 between 5.5% and 11.2 % of the accounts on its … Continue reading

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Your Personal Computer was Hacked and Your Files were Stolen: Can You Sue?

  Arizona Computer Hacking Law It is a crime in Arizona to hack into someone’s personal computer and to access files without permission. A.R.S. § 13-2316 criminalizes “Computer Tampering.” If a person accesses your computer without authorization—i.e., “hacks” your computer—it … Continue reading

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