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Telecommunications and Information Technology

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2021 Security Breach Legislation

All 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands have enacted security breach notification laws that require businesses or governments to notify consumers or citizens if their personal information is breached. This page contains summaries of 2021 legislation related to that notification

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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. One of the areas seeing the most legislative activity include measures requiring government agencies to implement training or specific types of security policies and practices.

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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.

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State Broadband Spending in 2021

This brief provides examples of how states are using state and federal monies for broadband.

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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.

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