Digital transformation bills continued to influence state chambers across the country. More than three quarters of state legislatures considered some digital transformation legislation in 2022, ranging from remote online notarization to open data to cloud computing.
Tremendous advances in AI are quickly transforming expectations about how the technology may reshape the world. However, the majority of state and local bills focused on a narrow subset of AI use cases involving law enforcement and facial recognition.
Due in large part to the global pandemic, and similar to 2021, the majority of state cybersecurity legislation this session focused on regulating data breaches and cybersecurity incidents in the public sector or improving the public sector’s cybersecurity infrastructure.