States are addressing cybersecurity and cybercrimes through various approaches. At least 35 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico introduced or considered more than 365 bills or resolutions that deal significantly with cybersecurity.
While state legislatures focus on improving cybersecurity practices within state government, the federal government is also looking for ways to assist states and address cybersecurity issues on a national level. When it comes to cybersecurity, states cannot address cyberthreats in a vacuum.
Most robocalls in the U.S. are unwanted. New technologies and recent state and federal laws are helping consumers fight back.
This page summarizes the 2019 state legislation regarding broadband, including funding, governance authorities and commissions, educational institutions, municipal-run broadband, infrastructure and taxes.
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.
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.