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Katya Maruri

Staff Writer

Katya Maruri is a staff writer for Government Technology. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in global strategic communications from Florida International University.


Last week, a federal appeals court reinstated a Texas law allowing residents to sue social media companies for moderating their content. Industry experts, however, argue that the bill is unconstitutional.
Last week, industry experts discussed the current data privacy landscape, focusing on the issues surrounding identity data, privacy and transparency, as well as the challenges they pose to government of all sizes.
The town has opted for a cyber recovery vault, along with machine learning and artificial intelligence tools, to streamline its recovery in case of a cyber attack. The move also stems the tide of ad hoc IT implimentations.
From becoming carbon-neutral to having net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, 21 states are making the legislative push toward cleaner energy production. But these efforts are not without substantial challenges.
From securing public records to using digital assets to pay for goods and services, state governments’ use of digital ledgers and currencies have the potential to be as varied and diverse as their stances on digital privacy.
Florida and Texas have passed social media censorship legislation, but both face legal pushback from advocacy groups. If their cases move forward, it could set a precedent for other states to propose similar legislation.
State lawmakers propose addressing digital equity divide issues through a new bill that increases accessibility to different services, training and devices. The legislation awaits the governor’s signature.
Executive Director, Enterprise GRC and Resiliency, Indiana
CIO, Virginia Beach, Va.
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem recently signed legislation outlining the use of $1.2 million by South Dakota State University and Dakota State University to create a precision agriculture cybersecurity partnership.