U.K. introduces new fighter jet: The Tempest; Welcome to the future, says Rose Law Group Cybersecurity, Privacy and Emerging Technologies Chairman Troy Roberts

By Kyle Mizokami | Popular Mechanics The United Kingdom has announced the country’s first entirely British fighter in decades. The new Tempest fighter project will primarily involve British defense contractors, forging a plane that could be used for domestic use and export. The British government says the fighter should be ready for service by 2035. U.K. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson introduced …

Power to the drones: Utilities place bets on robots; Rose Law Group Cybersecurity, Privacy and Emerging Technologies Chairman Troy Roberts, expresses support

By Stephen Jewkes, Christoph Steitz | Reuters Flying robots that can travel dozens of kilometers without stopping could be the next big thing for power companies. Utilities in Europe are looking to long-distance drones to scour thousands of miles of grids for damage and leaks in an attempt to avoid network failures that cost them billions of dollars a year. However, …

Supreme Court opens the door to online sales taxes; ‘law catching up to times,’ says Rose Law Group Cybersecurity, Privacy and Emerging Technologies Chairman, Troy Roberts

By Sam Baker | Axios The Supreme Court today paved the way for states to begin collecting sales taxes from online vendors. In a 5-4 decision, the court threw out a precedent that had blocked online sales taxes. Why it matters: Online retailers likely will have to pay billions more in taxes each year. Although some large online retailers like …

Delivery robots could roam Arizona sidewalks under proposed law; Arizona accepts ‘transformative technology,’ says Troy Roberts, Rose Law Group attorney, chairman of Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Emerging Technologies

By Ryan Randazzo | The Republic (Editor’s Note: Since this story was published, the Legislature approved the robot bill.) Small robots could deliver groceries, take-out meals and other small items under regulations being considered by the Arizona Legislature. The robots could travel on sidewalks and crosswalks like pedestrians. They would have to weigh less than 100 pounds without cargo and …

U.S., U.K. warn of Russian cyberattacks to private homes; ‘raises the stakes,’ says Rose Law Group Cybersecurity, Privacy and Emerging Technologies Chairman Troy Roberts

RealtorMag The U.S. and Britain have issued a warning about Russian cyberattacks that could extend to individual homes. The warning was the first of its kind, The New York Times reports. The warning extends to possible cyberattacks to government and private organizations in both countries as well. The countries are asking the public to upgrade passwords and computer security to make themselves …

Gov. Ducey: Self-driving cars allowed on Arizona roads without human behind the wheel [VIDEO]; future ‘mainstream mode of transportation,’ says Rose Law Group Cybersecurity, Privacy and Emerging Technologies Chairman, Troy Roberts

By Ryan Randazzo | The Republic Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday moved to maintain Arizona’s status as the most permissive state for self-driving cars. The governor issued a new executive order that makes it clear the robot cars don’t need a driver behind the wheel if they follow all the traditional traffic laws and rules for cars and drivers. Ducey …

Governor Ducey Forms Arizona Cybersecurity Team; Governor’s office grasps importance of emerging technology and adaptation, says Troy Roberts, Rose Law Group Chairman of Cybersecurity

(Editor’s note: News releases are published as submitted unless they contain errors of fact.) PHOENIX – Governor Doug Ducey today issued an executive order to create the Arizona Cybersecurity Team (ACT), a diverse team of experts from state, local, and federal government, the private sector, and higher education to work together to protect Arizonans from a cyber attack. Government, businesses, …