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Nearly 200 companies with Colorado customers reported data breaches in the past 16 months

Colorado has a strong data security bill, but to give more control to consumers, two more data privacy laws have been proposed.

Technology

International fraud rings with “local nexus” are attacking Colorado’s unemployment system, investigators suspect

The state has flagged 1.1 million unemployment claims as possible fraud since the pandemic began. No charges have been filed, but AG Phil Weiser has created a task force to find the culprits.

Economy

Colorado unemployment office plans to use biometric ID verification to battle fraud

Fraud prevention measures have held up new federal jobless benefits to those on pandemic unemployment. “We are walking a tightrope here,” said Joe Barela, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s executive director.

Economy

Victims reported unemployment fraud to the Colorado Department of Labor. The state didn’t stop the claims.

Now some victims are getting tax forms for jobless benefits paid or learning their contested claims were ignored. State labor officials say they had to get funds out fast even as criminals targeted unemployment systems.

Business

Smartphone and registration?: Colorado state troopers will now ask for your digital driver’s license

But you still need to carry your plastic version as proof since local police and law enforcement haven’t adopted the technology.

Technology

Spreadsheet snafu exposes private data of 30,000 Colorado state employees

State officials say files have been deleted and there’s no evidence of misuse, but those affected are being told to take precautions

Business

What’s Working: Thousands of fraud holds lifted for Colorado unemployed, while more face pricier health insurance

How some things unexpectedly went from bad to worse for some out-of-work people in Colorado. Plus, Lost Wages benefits begin, more unemployment fraud news and other updates in this week’s What’s Working.

Business

Colorado stops nearly $1 billion in unemployment benefits from being paid to scammers

The state is working with federal and local agencies to try to recover nearly $40 million that was wrongly doled out

Business

Fraud, ID theft in Colorado have shifted during coronavirus. Now is the time to double down on protection.

A flood of federal relief overwhelmed outdated government systems as fraudsters exploited cracks with data likely stolen long ago. But don’t give up on protecting personal data, say security pros.

Business