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      SC chief justice: Court's technology is secure

      By MEG KINNARDAssociated Press

      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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