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Maryland Insurance Commissioner Birrane Sees State as Leader in Tech Innovation

Maryland Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Birrane has been in her new role for nearly two months, and she already has big plans for the state to establish itself as a leader in the tech space. “I’d like to see Maryland at …

Coalition in California Raises $90M to Grow Internationally

San Francisco, Calif.-based Coalition, a cyber insurance and security company, announced it has raised $90 million in equity capital to support its growth and global expansion. Valor Equity Partners led the funding with participation from Felicis Ventures, Greyhound Capital, and …

The Perilous Cannabis, Cyber, COVID-19 Connection

Cannabis, cyber and COVID-19 – the three Cs may have more in common than meets the eye. Cannabis dispensaries, now considered essential businesses in many states, have stepped up deliveries, curbside pickups and online ordering to service customers during the …

Washington Governor Signs Facial Recognition Law Curbing Use

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed the first U.S. state law that sharply curbs law enforcement’s use of facial recognition technology, while civil rights activists said the measure did not go far enough to protect marginalized groups. Facial recognition software …

Cannabis Power Brokers Tackle Five Pressing Insurance Questions

The cannabis business is a frontier industry that continues to offer no shortage of unique challenges to regulators, as well as boundless questions for industry watchers and ancillary businesses like insurance. Key questions may include: What insurance coverage is most …

New Mexico AG Sues Google for Collecting Personal Data of School Children

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas has filed a lawsuit against Google LLC alleging the tech giant is illegally collecting personal information from New Mexico school children under 13 in violation of the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and …

Washington Senate Advances Data Privacy Rules

The Washington Senate has passed a data privacy measure that would give consumers the right to manage how information held by private companies is used. The measure, called the Washington Privacy Act, passed on a bipartisan 46-1 vote and now …

Maryland Cybersecurity Bill Would Set Defense Plan for Local Agencies

A new Maryland bill would ask the state’s Department of Information Technology to develop a baseline plan for localities within the state to help battle cyber attacks. Senate bill 120, introduced by Sen. Susan Lee, D-Montgomery, would give the Maryland …

Privacy Firm Finds Cannabis Patient Info Left Unsecured by Washington Firm

An internet privacy firm says it was able to access private personal information of more than 30,000 medical marijuana patients, recreational pot customers or dispensary employees in several states. The privacy firm was searching for unsecured data online and says …

Nukes, Cyber, Climate Change: World Now at 100 Seconds to Midnight

It’s 100 seconds to midnight. Nuclear war, cyber threats and climate change are putting the world in more danger than it has been in over at least the last 70-plus years. The hands of the Doomsday Clock are now closer …