Legislators and staff increasingly use smartphones and other mobile devices to store or access legislative data, along with professional and personal correspondence and information. Commercial cloud services also are commonly used for email or data storage. It’s no longer just IT’s role to protect that data, however. Explore and discuss the challenges facing legislatures about security, public records and roles and responsibilities within legislatures.


  • Sharon Crouch Steidel, House of Delegates, Virginia


  • Brett Ferguson, legislative counsel, Texas Legislative Council
  • Soren Jacobsen, Legislative Services Office, Idaho

Protecting Legislative Data--Wherever It Is


NCSL 2016 Legislative Summit | Aug. 8, 2016