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
| 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.
| 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.
| 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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