Article 1 Computer Spyware 18-501 – 18-504
Article 2 Government Anti-Identification Procedures 18-521 – 18-522
Article 3 Internet Representations 18-541 – 18-544
Article 4 Data Security Breaches 18-551 – 18-552

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 18 > Chapter 5

  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Computer software: means a sequence of instructions that is written in any programming language and that is executed on a computer and does not include a web page or data components of web pages that are not executable independently of the web page. See Arizona Laws 18-501
  • Consumer lender: means a person who is licensed pursuant to chapter 5 of this title. See Arizona Laws 6-991
  • Court: means the supreme court, the court of appeals, the superior court, a court that is inferior to the superior court and a justice court. See Arizona Laws 18-551
  • Damage: means any significant impairment to the integrity or availability of data, computer software, a system or information. See Arizona Laws 18-501
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the department of insurance and financial institutions. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Electronic mail message: means a message sent to a unique destination that consists of a unique user name or mailbox and a reference to an internet domain, whether or not displayed, and to which an electronic mail message can be sent or delivered. See Arizona Laws 18-541
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Governmental agency: means :

    (a) Any board, commission, department or other administrative unit of this state established by the Constitution of Arizona or by enactment of the legislature and includes the legislature, the courts and the governor. See Arizona Laws 18-521

  • Identifying information: means an individual's piece of information that can be used to access an individual's financial accounts or to obtain goods or services and that includes an individual's:

    (a) Social security number. See Arizona Laws 18-541

  • Individual: means a resident of this state who has a principal mailing address in this state as reflected in the records of the person conducting business in this state at the time of the breach. See Arizona Laws 18-551
  • Intentionally deceptive: means any of the following:

    (a) By means of an intentionally and materially false or fraudulent statement. See Arizona Laws 18-501

  • Internet: means the global information system that is logically linked together by a globally unique address space based on the internet protocol, or its subsequent extensions, and that is able to support communications using the transmission control protocol or internet protocol suite, or its subsequent extensions, or other internet protocol compatible protocols, and that provides, uses or makes accessible, either publicly or privately, high level services layered on the communications and related infrastructure described in this paragraph. See Arizona Laws 18-501
  • Internet: means collectively the myriad of computer and telecommunications facilities, including equipment and operating software, that comprise the interconnected worldwide network of networks that employ the transmission control protocol or internet protocol, or any predecessor or successor protocols to such protocol, to communicate information of all kinds by wire or radio. See Arizona Laws 18-541
  • Judgment: means either:

    (a) A final judgment in a court of competent jurisdiction. See Arizona Laws 6-991

  • Judgment debtor: means any defendant under this article who is the subject of a judgment. See Arizona Laws 6-991
  • License: means a license issued under this article. See Arizona Laws 6-991
  • Licensee: means a person licensed under this article. See Arizona Laws 6-991
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgage banker: means a person who is licensed pursuant to article 2 of this chapter. See Arizona Laws 6-991
  • Mortgage broker: means a person who is licensed pursuant to article 1 of this chapter. See Arizona Laws 6-991
  • Owner or operator: means the owner or lessee of a computer or someone using the computer with the owner's or lessee's authorization. See Arizona Laws 18-501
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, corporation, limited liability company or other organization or any combination of these entities. See Arizona Laws 18-501
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Personally identifiable information: means any of the following with respect to an individual who is an owner or operator of a computer:

    (a) First name or first initial in combination with last name. See Arizona Laws 18-501

  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Prosecution agency: means the attorney general, a county attorney or a municipal prosecutor. See Arizona Laws 18-551
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Security incident: means an event that creates reasonable suspicion that a person's information systems or computerized data may have been compromised or that measures put in place to protect the person's information systems or computerized data may have failed. See Arizona Laws 18-551
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • superintendent: means the deputy director of the financial institutions division of the department. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Transmit: means to transfer, send or make available computer software, or any component of computer software, via the internet or any other medium, including local area networks of computers, any other nonwire transmission and a disk or other data storage device. See Arizona Laws 18-501
  • Web page: means a location with respect to the worldwide web that has a single uniform resource locator or other single location with respect to the internet. See Arizona Laws 18-541
  • Writ: means an order or precept in writing issued in the name of the state or by a court or judicial officer. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.