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Cyber-Attack Disrupts Public Services in Fremont County, Colorado

Government offices and public services in Freemont County, Colorado, have been disrupted since August 17, 2022, due to a “cybersecurity event affecting our county computer systems.” As of the official update...

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Colorado Law Restricts Use of Facial Recognition Technology by Government Agencies

Ramping up the state’s continued focus on data privacy, on June 8, 2022, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed legislation aimed at limiting the use of facial recognition technology by government agencies...

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Connecticut’s Privacy Law Signed by Governor

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed the Personal Data Privacy and Online Monitoring Act (CPDPA) into law on May 10, 2022, making Connecticut the most recent state to pass its own privacy...

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Utah Consumer Privacy Act Newest State Privacy Act Signed into Law

The newest state data privacy law, the Utah Consumer Privacy Act, was signed into law by Utah Governor Spencer J. Cox on March 24, 2022. This makes Utah the fifth state...

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Data Minimization: What Is It and Why Practice It?

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) first launched the concept of data minimization, which states that a data controller should limit the collection of personal information to what is...

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New State Privacy Laws Impose Higher Restrictions on Processing Sensitive Personal Data

With the passage of the Colorado Privacy Act, Colorado joins Virginia and California as early adopters of state-level privacy legislation. These laws impose higher restrictions on companies processing specific sensitive categories...

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Colorado Newest State to Adopt Consumer Privacy Law

With the signature of Governor Jared Polis last week on the Colorado Privacy Act, Colorado became the third state (following California and Virginia) to adopt a comprehensive consumer privacy law. We...

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Colorado Mobile Home Park to Pay $25,000 for Data Breach

Last week, Impact MHC, a Colorado-based mobile home park management company, agreed to pay $25,000 to the Colorado Attorney General’s office and implement new security measures after a data breach of...

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National Cybersecurity Center Launches Free Training for State Elected Officials

Speaking of security education and training, the National Cybersecurity Center this week launched a new initiative to offer cyber-hygiene and IT security sessions to elected state government officials and their staff...

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