The Arizona Data Breach Law

All U.S states have laws about data security and what to do when there’s a data breach. Here is what’s in the Arizona law. Who The Law Applies To. The law applies to anyone who conducts business in Arizona and … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona, Data Breach, Data Protection, Government Regulations, State Privacy Laws

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Arizona Authorizes Smart Contracts on a Blockchain

Last week, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed into law HB 2417 that amends Arizona law to provide that signatures secured through blockchain are valid electronic signatures and that smart contracts are legal, enforceable contracts under Arizona law.  Arizona’s House and Senate approved … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona, Blockchain, Government Regulations

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Notable New State Privacy and Data Security Laws – Part Two

This is the second in a two-part series addressing recent developments in state privacy and data security laws.  This article addresses new laws about student privacy, enforcement/ punishment for data privacy and security violations, and miscellaneous data privacy and security-centered laws.  Part One addressed additions … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona, California, Colorado, Government Regulations, Personal Information, Privacy, State Privacy Laws, Student Privacy

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Privacy and The Cell Phone: Arizona Says Yes

Arizona recently recognized a “legitimate expectation of privacy” in cell phones. The case was State v. Peoples, and the opinion was issued on September 12, 2016. The Peoples case was about the police’s search of a cell phone without a … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona, Digital evidence, Privacy

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James P. Melendres Joins Our Data Privacy and Cyber Security Practice

We’re pleased to announce that James P. Melendres has joined Snell & Wilmer as a partner.  James joins the firm after a distinguished career at the Department of Justice and will be contributing his considerable skills and experience to our cyber security and … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona, Cyber Security, Data Protection, Privacy, Uncategorized

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