Attorneys General Ask Apple and Google to Ensure All Contact Tracing Apps Serve a Public Health Purpose

Digital contact tracing may provide a valuable tool to understand the spread of COVID-19 and assist the public health response to the pandemic. However, such technology also poses a risk to consumers’ personally identifiable information, including sensitive health information, that could continue long after the present public health emergency ends.

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AGs Demand Answers from Facebook

As the chief law enforcement officers of our respective states, we place a priority on protecting user privacy, which has been repeatedly placed at risk because of businesses’ failure to properly ensure those protections.

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Social Security Administration Should Implement New Database

Consumers in our respective jurisdictions continue to contact us about the growing problem of identity fraud. The fraud comes in various forms and causes various harms, including monetary loss, damage to credit score, and detriment to personal security. As both law enforcement officials and advisors to government agencies, we know the challenges of keeping government systems a step ahead of fraudulent actors. Although the challenge may be great, we urge you to prioritize making your systems as nimble and strong as possible to combat this growing problem.

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State AGs Endorse CLOUD Act

The Act both confirms law enforcement’s ability to obtain probable-caused-based warrants for electronic communications stored abroad and creates a clear avenue for service providers to challenge an SCA warrant that targets a foreign person and which would require a provider to violate foreign law.

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State AGs Support Amendment to Communications Decency Act

In 2013 and again in 2017, Attorneys General from virtually every state and territory wrote to inform Congress of a damaging misinterpretation and misapplication of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 (CDA) that rendered state and local authorities unable to enforce criminal laws against companies that actively profited from the promotion and facilitation of sex trafficking and crimes against children. To be sure, we are grateful for all the work you have done to protect the vulnerable among us. To bootstrap your efforts, we renew our recommendation for a modest but necessary amendment to the CDA. We must enable our state and local authorities to protect our citizens, including the most vulnerable among us, and to take appropriate action against criminal actors.

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Infrastructure Security Breaches

Our infrastructure includes systems that are critical to our lives, such as dams, the electric grid and the public water system. So, an infrastructure security breach can be catastrophic. This panel discusses the security challenges faced by several infrastructure sectors and what is being done to protect them.

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Collaboration Between Attorneys General and TRACIT

This course explores two powerful trends in eCommerce over the last decade and the resulting new risks to consumers.

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Cybercrime Support Network and Attorneys General

This course discusses the cybercrime threat landscape, resources available to victims, and a national program to create the “cyber 9-1-1” and serve victims who are currently underserved.

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Corporate and Government Responsibility to Protect Data and Assist Law Enforcement

This article will examine the current state of affairs with respect to protecting data and make some recommendations about how to ensure that corporations and government institutions take their role seriously to protect citizens’ personal information.

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Overcoming Hurdles to Secure Evidence from Social Media Companies in Cybercrime Investigations and Prosecutions

This article identifies primary hurdles international prosecutors face when attempting to collect evidence of a crime from social media companies and offers some recommendations to help reduce cybercrime.

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