State Privacy Committee

The State Privacy Committee monitors all legislation within the online privacy sphere. From cybersecurity to internet based technology, the committee advocates on behalf of its members on these and other closely related issues.

The majority of the Committee's work involves taking positions on specific bills and regulations, which help guide CompTIA's State Government Affairs team of lobbyists who advocate on behalf of our membership in state capitols throughout the country. Primary issues of interest to the committee include cybersecurity, data protection, decedent accounts, identity assurance, the internet of things, communication services, and mobile phone protection.

Privacy State Government Affairs Events

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Blog Posts

  • Data Download at CompTIA September 12th Event

    by Alexi Madon | Sep 18, 2017
    On Sept 12, CompTIA held a signature event in Chicago at mHub titled “Data Download: Understanding Data Policy”. Our first panel titled “Advertising Adventures” discussed how data is used for advertising, how users can control what is used, and why keeping a free and open internet is so vital. Among the panel speakers, Sheila Colclasure, chief privacy officer of Acxiom was very helpful in laying out that trust is necessary in order for companies to continue using consumer data in a helpful and thoughtful way.
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  • Illinois Student Data Privacy Bill Signed

    by Alexi Madon | Sep 05, 2017
    On August 24, 2017, Governor Bruce Rauner signed Senate Bill 1796, the student data privacy bill. Thanks to years of hard work Senator Michael Hastings brought together a working group including technology providers, school districts, and associated organizations to work on this important legislation that protects the data created by students in the classroom.
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  • What are the Top 25 Legislative Priorities for 2017 in Texas?

    by Sarah Matz | Dec 19, 2016
    Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick released this month his top 25 legislative priorities for the upcoming session. Several of these priorities have a specific tech component and others will likely have a significant impact on the broader tenor of debate in the upcoming legislative session Texas. These priorities include:
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Press Releases

Government Officials Optimistic about Smart Cities even as Challenges Come into Sharper Focus, New CompTIA Report Finds

Oct 05, 2017

Device Insecurity: U.S. Personal Information, Passwords, Medical Data at Risk if Digital Keys to Devices are Made Widely Available, According to CompTIA Research Study

Sep 26, 2017

Sen. Booker, Rep. Hurd and Ron Culler Named 2017 CompTIA Tech Champions

Feb 15, 2017