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Crime

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2021 Cybersecurity Legislation

States are addressing cybersecurity through various initiatives, such as providing more funding for improved security measures, requiring government agencies or businesses to implement specific types of security practices, and more.

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Computer Crime Laws

State computer crime laws related to hacking and unauthorized access, viruses, malware or any other actions that interfere with computers, systems, programs or networks. Recently, some states have expressly addressed ransomware in statute as well.

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Statewide Cybersecurity Task Forces

States are creating statewide commissions, task forces or advisory councils to deal with cybersecurity issues. Some are established by statute, others by executive orders or actions

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Tampering with Voting Systems

At least 21 states have statutes that prohibit tampering with voting machines, systems, or other voter equipment. The chart includes the statutes in each state.

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