Advocacy

Opinion: Where are the promised fixes to the new privacy law?

Opinion: Where are the promised fixes to the new privacy law?

One year ago, the California Legislature passed the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and then-Gov. Jerry Brown signed it into law. Even at passage, the legislative leadership recognized its flaws – what some observers called an “unmitigated disaster in the making” – and committed to addressing its flaws in the year before it took effect in January of 2020.

Five Big Ideas in Science and Technology for the Trump Administration

Five Big Ideas in Science and Technology for the Trump Administration

The Trump Administration has opportunities to make generational leaps in American research and development. These five big ideas in applications could propel both American industry and ingenuity, creating opportunities for entrepreneurs in emerging markets with wide open potential.

Investor Attitudes Toward Internet Regulations

Investor Attitudes Toward Internet Regulations

"I think we are in a substantial era of transition," Matthew LeMerle told CTC. LeMerle's firm, Fifth Era, has published their annual survey of investor attitudes toward Internet regulation. He spoke with CTC on the Innovation Agenda podcast about the findings of the survey.

CTC Heads to Washington

CTC Heads to Washington

Legislation surrounding tax, trade, cybersecurity, broadband, privacy, new technology, and workforce development is always changing. Participants in the annual CompTIA DC Fly-In capture opportunities to join in panel discussions with Capitol Hill staff and think tanks and a range of meetings with Congressional members and staff.

Why Must It Be Tax (Extenders) Season Again?

Why Must It Be Tax (Extenders) Season Again?

A bad habit has developed in Washington. Like many bad DC habits, this one is about procrastination and creating unnecessary uncertainty for innovators. In the days ahead, Congress will consider renewal of a package of tax incentives and breaks known as tax extenders. We've been through this before.

Guest Post: Playing Politics With Internet Taxes

Guest Post: Playing Politics With Internet Taxes

One would think that immediate passage of a permanent moratorium would be a foregone conclusion, particularly since the taxes discriminate against certain technologies and business plans, and ultimately fall heaviest on those least able to bear the burden. 

STEM Challenge Requires Fresh Thinking

STEM Challenge Requires Fresh Thinking

In the latest Nation’s Report Card California ranks 48th out of 50 in 8th grade science. Alabama and Mississippi trail California. Conditions are only slightly better in mathematics. In the latest Report Card, California ranks 44th among the 50 states.

Every Day is Startup Day

Every Day is Startup Day

Millions of people make their living in technology – over 2 million in California alone, according to the Cyberstates 2015 report by CompTIA. Their collected works and deeds have shaped the entertainment, productivity, transportation, health, and lifestyle of almost every American, let alone their global impact. And there’s the rub.

Cyber Export Controls

Cyber Export Controls

The US government is currently considering new implementing regulations related to “intrusion software” which in December 2013 was added to the 41 nation export control regime on dual use military technology known as the Wassenaar Arrangement. This change to the agreement has the potential to significantly affect the security industry by placing controls on the export of intrusion software and pen testing software.