In the 2020 legislative session, 33 states enacted legislation addressing broadband in issue areas such as educational institutions and schools, funding, governance authorities and commissions, infrastructure, rural and underserved communities, and taxes.
California’s Consumer Privacy Act is the first U.S. comprehensive privacy law, and a wave of other states are considering similar legislation. As the law enters the implementation phase, this webinar considers its impact and the outlook for future privacy legislation. It also explores evolving public perceptions about privacy and issues to consider for the future. Watch this recorded webinar at your convenience.
States are addressing cybersecurity and cybercrimes through various approaches. Significant legislation from all 50 states in 2020 related to cybersecurity and related data security issues is available here.
NCSL provides examples of how states are utilizing its COVID-19 relief fund allocation for broadband and technology purposes.
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.