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.
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.
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.
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.
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.