SC chief justice: Court's technology is secure

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's top jurist says she's confident that the technology used by the state's court system is secure.

Chief Justice Jean Toal reassured state lawmakers Wednesday that issues like the massive hacking of Department of Revenue records mean that she is taking cyber security even more seriously.

Technology has been a hallmark of Toal's 13 years as chief justice. At her request, the state Legislature last year allocated funding for a system through which attorneys can file court documents electronically. Lawmakers overrode a veto from Gov. Nikki Haley to set up the system.

Toal is a former lawmaker who also thanked legislators for funding nine additional judicial positions, something she had requested for years.

Her current 10-term as chief justice expires next year.

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Hootie said on Wednesday, Feb 20 at 3:50 PM

GOOD.....I wouldn't reward her with anything that required decent South Carolinians money via taxes!. As far as her theory on safe-guarding data electronically - HOPE IT WORKS FOR YOU.....no one would dare hack the system you put forth, right???? WRONG. Hackers are part of today's society. Gov vs SC Chief Justice???? I side with Governor Haley...How many points does the CJ have left on her DL???

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