***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Legislative hearings set for Tuesday and Wednesday on data breaches in state government, blockchain technologies
June 6, 2022

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Legislative hearings set for Tuesday and Wednesday on data breaches in state government, blockchain technologies

The Senate Communications and Technology Committee and House State Government Committee will hold two joint public hearings this week.  [Read More]

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May 24, 2022

Committee approves legislation to enhance outdoor options for restaurants, taverns, breweries

The Senate Law and Justice Committee, chaired by Sen. Mike Regan (R-York/Cumberland), approved legislation that would allow restaurants, bars, taverns, breweries and hotels with outdoor seating to have music during certain hours.  [Read More]

Measure to consolidate state’s IT systems, strengthen cybersecurity clears committee
October 27, 2021

Measure to consolidate state’s IT systems, strengthen cybersecurity clears committee

The Senate Communications and Technology Committee advanced a proposal that will consolidate the state’s information technology under one entity and create standards to strengthen the state’s cybersecurity efforts, according to Committee Chair Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York).  [Read More]

Media Advisory – Taxpayers spend over $1 billion in information technology efforts in state government, committee plans to review issue during Wednesday hearing
September 28, 2021

Media Advisory – Taxpayers spend over $1 billion in information technology efforts in state government, committee plans to review issue during Wednesday hearing

The Senate Communications and Technology Committee will hold its second public hearing on a proposal that would strengthen and streamline state information technology (IT) services.  [Read More]

Media Advisory – Senate Communications & Technology Committee to hold public hearing on consolidation of IT, cybersecurity improvements in state government
September 21, 2021

Media Advisory – Senate Communications & Technology Committee to hold public hearing on consolidation of IT, cybersecurity improvements in state government

The Senate Communications and Technology Committee will hold a public hearing to gain feedback on a proposal sponsored by the committee’s chair, Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York), that would strengthen and streamline state information technology (IT) services.  [Read More]

Media Advisory – Senate committees to hold joint public hearing on latest Dept. of Health COVID-19 contact tracing contract with third-party vendor
July 19, 2021

Media Advisory – Senate committees to hold joint public hearing on latest Dept. of Health COVID-19 contact tracing contract with third-party vendor

The Senate Communications and Technology Committee and Senate Health and Human Services Committee will hold a joint public hearing to review the recently announced $34 million contract issued by the Department of Health to Public Consulting Group, the latest third-party vendor tasked to perform contact tracing of COVID-19 positive patients over the next year.  [Read More]

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May 24, 2021

Senate committee advances bill to prohibit vaccine passports in PA

The Senate Health and Human Services Committee advanced a measure that would ban the state, as well as local governmental entities and school districts from requiring vaccine passports, according to the committee’s chair, Senator Michele Brooks (R-50).  [Read More]

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May 24, 2021

Committee advances measure to require swift notification of data breaches in state agencies, third-party vendors

The Senate Communications and Technology Committee, chaired by Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York), unanimously approved a proposal that will strengthen the state’s Breach of Personal Information Act following a massive data breach with the state’s contact tracing program.   [Read More]

Despite state canceling contract with third-party vendor responsible for data breach of 72K health records, Phillips-Hill plans to advance bill to address data breaches in state government
May 20, 2021

Despite state canceling contract with third-party vendor responsible for data breach of 72K health records, Phillips-Hill plans to advance bill to address data breaches in state government

The Senate Communications and Technology Committee, chaired by Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York), was notified today that the Department of Health would terminate its contract with the third-party vendor tasked with contact tracing Pennsylvanians effective June 19, 2021.  [Read More]

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May 11, 2021

No answers for 72,000 Pennsylvanians on COVID-19 contact tracing data breach as Dept. of Health backs out of Senate committee public hearing

he Senate Communications and Technology Committee convened a public hearing Tuesday morning to seek answers about a massive data breach of personal health data impacting over 72,000 Pennsylvanians.  [Read More]

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