Telecommunications and Information Technology


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Lawmakers Harden Cybersecurity

All 50 states faced cyberattacks against public infrastructure in the past 24 months, with new reports being added weekly. With a renewed sense of urgency, lawmakers introduced more than 250 bills or resolutions last year dealing with cybersecurity.


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2022 Security Breach Legislation

Lawmakers continue to review security breach laws in all 50 states. At least 17 states introduced or considered measures in 2022 that would amend existing security breach laws.

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Telecommunications and Information Technology


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Consumer Privacy

At least 34 states and the District of Columbia introduced or considered almost 200 consumer privacy bills in 2022.


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Broadband 2022 Legislation

In the 2022 legislative session, 41 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have pending and enacted legislation addressing broadband. Sixteen jurisdictions enacted legislation or adopted resolutions.


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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.