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CompTIA Names Majority Leader Ian Calderon as California Tech Champion

Jan 18, 2017

Sacramento, Calif. – CompTIA, the world’s leading technology association, has named Majority Leader Ian Calderon as the 2017 California Tech Champion for his consistent leadership and support of the technology industry in the California state legislature.

This past year Calderon was instrumental in the launching of the California Technology and Innovation Caucus, where he now serves as co-chair with Assemblymember Evan Low. Authoring the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, Calderon worked closely with all parties involved to ensure the bill carefully balanced the privacy rights of the decedent, and other third parties, with the obligations and requirements of handling an estate. He ensured that the legislation conformed to the privacy framework set by the federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act, which restricts the ability of an electronic communication service or remote computing service to share information with anyone but the user.

“We are honored to present Majority Leader Ian Calderon with our 2017 Tech Champion Award for his continued efforts and support of the technology industry here in California,” said Kelly Hitt, CompTIA’s director, state government affairs, California. “As many states look to California as a leader in innovation, it is important that our elected officials support legislation that will boost the digital economy. Our Tech Champions are strong voices for the technology community and are helping to ensure that our industry continues to succeed.”

“I want to thank CompTIA for this honor. I am proud to be a leader on tech policy issues in California,” said Majority Leader Ian Calderon. “Advancing the goals of creativity and innovation so that we can continue to be the tech leader and innovator of the world is important to the success of California’s future.” 

The Tech Champions award recognizes those legislators who are outstanding advocates for the technology industry in the legislature and have shown consistent support for this vital economic sector. Since 1991, CompTIA has been recognizing state legislators for their contributions to the success of high-technology.

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Through its advocacy arm, CompTIA champions member-driven business and IT priorities that impact all information technology companies – from small managed solutions providers and software developers to large equipment manufacturers and communications service providers. CompTIA gives eyes, ears and a voice to technology companies, informing them of policy developments – and providing the means to do something about it. 

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