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School Reopenings & Student Privacy

School Reopenings & Student Privacy

By: CaseGuard

  The Pressure to Reopen Amidst Pandemic Parents and educators are alarmed about the pressure to reopen schools during what appears to be the height of an uncontrolled pandemic. Sure, parents do want their children in school, and even the students are so bored from the shutdown and lack of social activity that they too, want to return. We have to question, though, if our society is ready for such...

Jul 21, 2020
What’s the Difference between Redaction, Deidentification, and Anonymization?

What’s the Difference between Redaction, Deidentification, and Anonymization?

By: CaseGuard

  Protecting Identifying Data Nearly every company is faced with handling an enormous amount of data on their consumers in order to do business. Currently, there is also a variety of privacy legislation that companies have to follow to maintain and respect their consumer's privacy. There are regulations in place on how to handle personally identifiable information or PII. Two public policies that...

Jul 20, 2020
In Memory of Corrections Officer IV Jackson Pongay

In Memory of Corrections Officer IV Jackson Pongay

By: CaseGuard

  Texas Announces Officer Dies from COVID19 Texas officials announced Sunday, July 19, 2020, that they lost yet another corrections officer to the COVID pandemic. Corrections Officer IV Jackson Pongay, age 54, had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) for approximately four years. He had most recently been assigned at the Lychner State Jail, where he most likely contracted...

Jul 19, 2020
In Memory of Deputy Sheriff William Garner

In Memory of Deputy Sheriff William Garner

By: CaseGuard

  Georgia Officials Brief Residents About Loss of Deputy On Sunday, July 19, 2020, Georgia officials announced the death of Deputy Sheriff William Garner, of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. Deputy Bill Garner was struck and killed by an oncoming vehicle. Garner was at the scene of a single-vehicle crash that occurred roughly before 7:15 pm. He was assisting the occupants in a crash that...

Jul 19, 2020
In Memory of Master Sergeant Henry Turner

In Memory of Master Sergeant Henry Turner

By: CaseGuard

  The Louisiana Department of Corrections announced that they had lost their fourth staff member to the coronavirus. On Saturday, July 18, 2020, Woodville, Mississippi's Master Sergeant Henry Turner, 65, died of COVID-19 complications after contracting the virus during an outbreak among inmates and staff at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola. Sergeant Turner had been an officer with the...

Jul 18, 2020
In memory of Captain Steven Gaudet

In memory of Captain Steven Gaudet

By: CaseGuard

  Police Captain Dies From COVID-19 On July 16, 2020, Captain Steven Gaudet, Jr., 39, died at his home, from complications after contracting COVID-19 while on duty. According to the St. Tammany coroner's office, the death was ruled as respiratory failure linked to COVID-19. It is believed he was exposed during a 4th of July event at the town hall on July 3, 2020. Captain Gaudet had served for...

Jul 16, 2020
In memory of Master Detention Deputy Richard Barry

In memory of Master Detention Deputy Richard Barry

By: CaseGuard

  Lake County Detention Center Loses Deputy On Thursday, July 16, 2020, Master Detention Deputy Richard "Rick" Barry, 58, passed away at AdventHealth Waterman in Tavares, Florida. Deputy Barry was a US Air Force Veteran and was employed with the Lake County Sheriff's Office for 24 years. Deputy Barry died from complications of COVID-19 after contracting the virus during an outbreak in the Lake...

Jul 16, 2020
In Memory of Corrections Officer V. Jerry Esparza

In Memory of Corrections Officer V. Jerry Esparza

By: CaseGuard

  The Clutches of COVID-19 Continue Its Hold on TDCJ Staff Corrections Officer V. Jerry Esparza's end of watch came on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Officer Esparza, age 46, died from complications of COVID-19 after contracting the virus during an outbreak at the Jester III Unit in Richmond, Texas. CO Esparza had been hospitalized at Memorial Hermann Sugarland since June 17 after he tested positive...

Jul 15, 2020
In Memory of Director N. Kyle Coleman

In Memory of Director N. Kyle Coleman

By: CaseGuard

  Texas Announces Loss of Senior Law Enforcement Officer On Tuesday, July 14, 2020, Texas officials announced the death of one of their long-term senior law enforcement officers. Director N. Kyle Coleman, who was serving with the Bexar County Fire Marshal's Office, has passed away from complications arising from the coronavirus. He was 69 years old. Before working with the Bexar County Fire...

Jul 14, 2020
In Memory of Police Investigator Donald Sumner

In Memory of Police Investigator Donald Sumner

By: CaseGuard

  U.S. Air Force Veteran and Investigator On Tuesday, July 14, 2020, Investigator Donald Sumner, sadly lost his battle with COVID-19 after contracting the virus during an outbreak among staff and patients at the Patton State Hospital Police Department. Sumner, born on October 29, 1954, was 65 years old. He had worked at the hospital for the past 19 years, helping to protect his community. He is...

Jul 14, 2020

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