BSA tracked more than 1,850 new bills in 2023 in all 50 states and Washington, DC across multiple issue areas including comprehensive privacy, artificial intelligence (AI)/automated decision making, procurement, digital transformation, platform regulation, cybersecurity, right to repair, and autorenewal.
States continued to address various cybersecurity concerns, focusing primarily on public sector concerns. Top public sector concerns in state legislatures were breach notification bills, improving intergovernmental cooperation, updating protocols, and tackling ransomware.
The federal government must update how agencies purchase Information Technology (IT) to use the latest in digital technology. Enterprise business-to business systems have helped the private sector advance, and it is time to move those modern and industry-proven systems to the US government through improved procurement rules.