WASHINGTON — CompTIA
, the leading trade association for the global technology industry, released the following statement from CompTIA Executive Vice President for Public Advocacy Elizabeth Hyman regarding the ongoing debate on Capitol Hill over the need for new data privacy laws and regulations.
“The U.S. introduced the internet to the world and decades of global commerce, social change, education transformation and health care breakthroughs have followed. Yet, our reliance on the internet has created a new set of privacy and security challenges.
"Privacy regimes have risen, but their work may ultimately crowd out new innovators in the digital economy and leave consumers in a quandary. America should lead once again. It is time for a thoughtful approach to federal data privacy and security regulation that ensures companies protect their users’ personal information from being used in harmful ways while still promoting the innovative spirit that has made the Internet such an integral tool for our daily lives.”
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading voice and advocate for the $1.5 trillion U.S. information technology ecosystem; and the 11.5 million technology and business professionals who design, implement, manage, market, and safeguard the technology that powers the U.S. economy. Through education, training, certifications, advocacy, philanthropy, and market research, CompTIA is the hub for advancing the tech industry and its workforce. Visit www.comptia.org to learn more.
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. Visit https://www.comptia.org/advocacy to learn more.