Ron DeSantis

Florida ban on foreign tech a DeSantis overreach, researcher says

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' move to ban all governments in his state from buying technology from hostile nations is just grandstanding, one researcher told StateScoop.

Florida budget adds $37 million in cybersecurity spending

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The state's new budget follows recommendations issued earlier this year by a 15-member task force.

Florida privacy bill tanks over individuals' right to sue

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Lawmakers could not agree in time whether Florida residents should be allowed to individually sue businesses for mishandling user data.

Florida officials weigh major data privacy legislation

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A new bill would give Floridians protections similar to those offered by California's landmark 2018 data privacy law.

Police raid home of former Florida data official turned whistleblower

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A former Florida state official involved in managing its COVID-19 data dashboard said police raided her home and took her computers.

Florida man arrested for tampering with governor's voter registration

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An alteration to Gov. Ron DeSantis' address was not a hack of Florida's voter database, but does show what can be done using publicly available information.

'Not a data scientist' says Florida Gov. DeSantis of fired GIS manager

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Rebekah Jones, who said she was taken off Florida's COVID-19 dashboard, "exhibited a repeated course of insubordination," according to the governor's office.

Florida on verge of reorganizing IT governance — yet again

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The Sunshine State, which has overhauled its technology agencies three times since 2005, is about to do it one more time.

Florida eliminates IT agency (again)

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The Agency for State Technology, created only in 2014, will cease to exist come July 1, when it is absorbed by the state Department of Management Services.

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