Privacy

As online commerce and social networking continue to grow, CompTIA asserts that more attention must be focused on how consumer information is collected, used, analyzed, and shared. Striking the right balance between protecting one’s privacy and using information for innovation, marketing, and security purposes, among others, is of paramount importance.

The threat of increased regulation, especially in response to global developments in privacy policy, continues to loom large. Both the Administration and Capitol Hill have devoted a great deal of time and attention to consumer privacy in the last few years and it is expected that further consideration will occur.

Privacy Committees

State Federal

Press Releases

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

Oct 05, 2017

Citizens Sound off on Smart Cities in New CompTIA Report

Oct 03, 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

Blog Articles

  • Tax Reform Framework Released

    by Geoff Lane | Sep 28, 2017
    This week, key Republican policymakers in Washington unveiled a framework outlining their proposed tax reform goals. While the framework is light on details – this isn’t legislative text, after all – it does provide some insight into what the bill’s writers are thinking. For instance, on corporate reforms the framework would lower the tax rate on corporations to 20%, and tax passthroughs at 25%. It would allow businesses to “write off” or expense investment costs – so long as those investments aren’t structures – for at least five years.
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  • Have Skills, Will Travel (If the Tax Laws Aren’t Too Confusing)

    by Geoff Lane | Jun 21, 2017
    The House of Representatives this week, passed the Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act (H.R. 1393) by a simple voice vote. Passage of the bill with such broad, bipartisan support should send a message to the Senate that it’s now time for that chamber to act accordingly and deliver its own bill (S. 540) for the president’s signature immediately. Many in the IT industry have been monitoring the proposal closely, as it reflects a changing economic landscape and would streamline some of our tax collection laws.
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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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