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Privacy and Government Surveillance

Government occupies a unique space in the privacy debate–we trust the government with our private information every day, but a lot of data is also collected about us without our knowledge.

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Category: NCSL, Technology
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Privacy and Emerging Technology – Private Sector Perspectives on Regulation

Technological innovation never stops, and as our devices become more complex the question of how to keep our data secure is more important than ever.

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Privacy and Coronavirus Tracing Technology

If you had been exposed to someone with COVID-19, would you want to know? If you came down with the virus, would you want to be able to let others know if they had been near you, especially if you could remain anonymous?

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FCC Stays Active During COVID

Staying connected has never been so important, and many states are looking more closely at how to ensure reliable, high-speed broadband service.

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Senator David Carlucci (R-N.Y.) visited Washington, D.C. to help NCSL showcase state leadership in privacy and consumer protection.

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Dust Off Your IT Pandemic Plans

Scott McPherson has been writing and lecturing about pandemics for 14 years.

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Feds Support as States Lead in Communications System Emergency Response

Disasters such as the wildfires in California, flooding in Texas, and shootings in Florida highlight the importance of developing and evaluating state plans and making communications a top priority in disaster response. Recent disasters have highlighted the areas in which the federal government supports states.

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Cybersecurity and the Electric Grid

Malicious actors—some part of criminal groups, others backed by foreign governments—are constantly probing the cyber-defenses of the nation’s critical infrastructure, looking for exploitable weaknesses.

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Category: Technology
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Robocall Case Has Important Implications for State, Local Governments

The question the Supreme Court will decide in this case is whether allowing robocalls for government-debt only violates the First Amendment. State and local governments aren’t likely recipients of such calls. 

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Election Security: The Soft and Hard Sides

NCSL's Cybersecurity Task Force took on election security during the NCSL Capitol Forum

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