Telecommunications and Information Technology


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2021 Consumer Data Privacy Legislation

In recent years, information privacy has gained momentum as a significant issue in state legislatures. View types of consumer privacy legislation introduced and enacted in 2021. 


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Cybersecurity Legislation 2021

At least 42 states and Puerto Rico introduced or considered more than 300 bills or resolutions that deal significantly with cybersecurity. Two areas seeing the most legislative activity include measures requiring government agencies to implement training or specific types of security policies and practices.



Telecommunications and Information Technology


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Open Data Laws and Policies

An increasing number of states operate from the presumption that non-sensitive government data should be made freely available and usable for the public. Fewer than half the states, however, have laws that outline a specific approach and commitment to open data.


NCSL Legislative Summit, Tampa, Fla., Nov. 3-5, 2021

CFI Committee Agenda

View presentations and handouts from sessions of the Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce Committee meetings from the Legislative Summit. The summit provided coverage of the latest issues and provides opportunities for legislators and staff to come together to tackle critical problems and find solutions that work, including broadband and ransomware.


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Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce

The Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce has jurisdiction over state-federal relations with regard to electronic commerce, banking, insurance, securities and other financial services issues, interstate commerce and taxation of electronic transactions, telecommunications and interstate business activity taxes.


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State 911 Resources

State legislatures are working to improve the operations of public emergency communication services for today's digital mobile society. This webpage provides access to NCSL’s 911 legislation database, as well as year-end summaries of enacted 911 legislation dating back to 2011.