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The Arizona Wildcats and Xavier Musketeers meet on Thursday in the NCAA tournament s Sweet 16. The Wildcats are the No. 2 seed to the Musketeers No. 11 in the tournament s West region. The winner will play Gonzaga or West Virginia on Saturday, at which point a spot in the Final Four will be on the line. The first thing to know about this game is that it s not the mismatch the teams seedings make it look like. Xavier is a Cinderella in name only. They ve got a tested team with tournament experience, and their leader, guard Trevon Bluiett, is having one of the best tournaments of any player anywhere. They ve beaten two higher-seeded but not better teams, Maryland and Florida State, to get this far. Arizona is still the favorite. The Wildcats have one of the most talented teams in the country, and it remains to be seen if Xavier has anyone who can guard wing Allonzo Trier and guard Rawle Alkins, among others, in a one-on-one look. They have a complete offense, with good three-point shooting, some inside scoring threats, strong ball security, and proficiency at the free-throw line. The Cats beat North Dakota and Saint Mary s to secure their regional semifinal spot.
The game s at a neutral site in San Jose, Calif., but the Wildcats are going to have a significant home-court edge. Xavier is a cross-country flight away from California, while for Zona fans, this is a long, but makable, drive through California. One would expect the crowd will tilt heavily toward Sean Miller s team, and that tends to be an advantage.
Both of these teams have good offenses and slightly worse defenses. On paper, the weakest phase of the game for either team is Xavier s defense. These games aren t played on paper, but if they were, that d be the key thing: Xavier s going to have a hard time keeping the basketball out of its own hoop. If the Musketeers can do that, whether by playing great defense or getting some good shooting luck, they can win.
Here s full information to watch and stream this game:
Time: 10:09 p.m. ET, Thursday
Site: San Jose, Calif.
Streaming: March Madness Live, available on CBS All-Access, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire tablets, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch, Roku, and Microsoft Windows 10 mobile, desktop, and Xbox One.
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Mobilized National Guard and reserve troops with the same duties and qualifications as active troops would be eligible for the same benefits under bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV). The Reserve Component Benefits Parity Act would provide qualified National Guard and reserve troops post-mobilization access to TRICARE health benefits, a lower eligibility age for retirement pay and access to post-9/11 GI Bill benefits. The 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) allowed the Department of Defense to order National Guard and reservist personnel into active duty, but it didn t establish that those troops would have access to the same benefits as other active-duty troops. The bill would be retroactive to the passage of the 2012 NDAA and would cover approximately 5,800 National Guard and Reserve Troops.
Since 2013, the Department of Defense has been involuntarily mobilizing National Guard soldiers, including 48 members of the West Virginia National Guard, without providing them the same benefits as their active duty counterparts, Capito said. Our National Guard is an operational reserve vital to our national security, and when our brave men and women are called to serve, they deserve equal pay and equal benefits. I sponsored legislation to fix this fundamental unfairness and do right by our National Guard.
The measure would also allow National Guard and reserve forces to accrue high deployment allowance to prevent rapid successive deployments, and it would establish eligibility for training and rehabilitation services interrupted by deployments.
Our service members deserve nothing but the best, but due to a loophole in current law, some Minnesota National Guard and reserve soldiers have been denied important health, education and retirement benefits, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), a cosponsor of the bill, said. Our bipartisan legislation will close this loophole and help ensure these service members can access the hard-earned benefits they deserve.
The bill would also ensure there is no reduction in federal pay for those deployed under the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act.
New Mexico is on the cusp of becoming the 48th state to enact a data breach notification law, which would leave Alabama and South Dakota as the only states without such a statute.
The New Mexico Senate on March 15 passed the Data Breach Notification Act, or HB 15, by a 40-0 vote and sent the bill to Gov. Susana Martinez for her signature. The House approved the bill by a 68-0 margin on Feb. 15. A gubernatorial spokesman says Martinez is reviewing the legislation and has 20 days from passage to decide whether to approve it. The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Bill Rehm, says he believes his fellow Republican will sign the measure. What took New Mexico so long to enact a data breach notification law? Resistance from some businesses was a key factor, says Mark Medley, who runs ID Theft Resolutions, a not-for-profit organization that supports New Mexicans victimized by identity theft. “Lobbyists who didn’t want it [the bill’s passage] are very strong and influential in Santa Fe,” Medley says.
To win passage this year, Rehm says he worked closely with business representatives, seeking compromises on specific provisions. For instance, earlier data breach notification bills that failed to win passage included a provision that breached organization had only 30 days to notify victims. The law passed this year gives organizations 45 days to issue notification.
New Mexico’s law, if enacted, would require businesses operating in the state to take reasonable security procedures to safeguard personally identifiable information. Unlike Massachusetts’ law, the New Mexico measure is not prescriptive, giving much latitude to businesses to decide how best to protect PII. The measure also would require organizations to notify the state attorney general if more than 1,000 New Mexicans fell victim to a breach. Breached organizations must notify individuals “in the most expedient time possible, but not later than 45 days following discovery of the security breach,” according to an analysis of bill by the law firm Baker Hostetler. Organizations would be exempt from notification if, after an investigation, it’s determined the breach didn’t pose a significant risk of identity theft or fraud.
Like notification laws in many other states, organizations would be exempt from complying with the New Mexico statute if they must comply with the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act that governs financial institutions handling private information or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act that regulates patient information. The New Mexico measure would require organizations to provide breach victims with advice on how to access personal account statements and credit reports to detect errors resulting from the security breach and also inform them of their rights under the Fair Credit Reporting and Identity Security Act.
Besides 47 states, the District of Columbia and three territories also have data breach notification laws on the books.
“No two state data breach notification laws are alike, and this can create a complicated landscape for privacy teams working to assess privacy incidents and remain compliant across multiple jurisdictions,” says Alan Wall, senior counsel and global privacy officer at Radar, a company that provides online incident response management service. “The nuances of state penalties for noncompliance with data breach laws can have very real impacts on a privacy team already spread thin dealing with a data breach.”
Such concerns have been behind calls for Congress to enact a federal statute to establish a single data breach notification standard that supersedes state laws. But efforts since 2008 to enact such a law have faltered (see Single US Breach Notification Law: Stalled). A national data breach notification law would simplify reporting breaches to law enforcement, citizens and consumers because organizations would only have to follow one set of rules, rather than a patchwork of state requirements.
But a federal data breach notification requirement – at least in the eyes of some consumer advocates – could potentially weaken security safeguards found in some state laws (see Barriers to a Breach Notification Law). For example, Massachusetts’ and California’s data breach notification laws contain prescriptive security processes that likely would not be included in a federal law.
In testimony before Congress in 2015, Massachusetts Assistant Attorney General Sara Cable argued that pre-empting state laws could “represent significant retraction of existing protections for consumers at a time when such protections are imperative.”
No legislation calling for a national data breach notification requirement has been introduced in Congress this year, according to a search of Congress.gov. “Now we play the waiting game for either state No. 49 to throw its hat into the notification ring or the federal government to pass a law that would unify notification obligations across all states,” says Erich Falke, a partner at the law firm Baker Hostetler who specializes in data privacy and data protection. “I’m not holding my breath for the latter.”
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