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Cybersecurity laws spread

At least 34 states are considering bills or have enacted laws on security for computers and networks, according to a new report. Since fall 2001, at least 24 states have introduced bills and 10 states have passed laws addressing information security, said a report released Tuesday by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). Among the states with new statutes: Florida, Michigan, California, Illinois, Kansas, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. For example, Florida now allows police to investigate attacks on protected computers owned by financial institutions and government agencies. Until Jan. 1, 2006, California’s legislature can hold closed sessions on potential threats of terrorist activity against state-owned personnel and property, including electronic data. Michigan imposed penalties against people who use the Internet or telecommunications systems or devices to disrupt critical infrastructure or government operations. Full Story

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