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JAN 02, 2020 | US

States Will Be the Battlegrounds for 2020 Tech Policy Fights

Axios, January 2, 2020

By Kim Hart and Margaret Harding McGill

The tech industry's most consequential policy fights in 2020 will play out in the states, not Washington. Momentum on a range of tech issues, from governing online privacy to regulating the gig economy, has stalled in DC as impeachment and election campaigns consume attention. State leaders and legislators are stepping in to fill the void.

Some trade groups are beefing up their state operations. BSA | The Software Alliance, which counts Microsoft and IBM among its members, is launching its first state program in 2020, said Craig Albright, vice president of legislative strategy for the group. BSA will hire a director of state advocacy who is expected to be active wherever state privacy efforts heat up, including in California and New York, Albright said. "We can’t ignore the fact that states are going to be moving forward with legislation," Albright said.

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Original Posting: https://www.axios.com/states-2020-tech-policy-fights-f467033d-c5f2-4467-a256-ee894c62190d.html

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BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) es el principal defensor de la industria global del software ante los gobiernos y en el mercado internacional. Sus miembros se encuentran entre las compañías más innovadoras del mundo, creando soluciones de software que impulsan la economía y mejoran la vida moderna.

Con sede central en Washington, DC y operaciones en más de 30 países, BSA es pionera en programas de cumplimiento normativo diseñados para fomentar el uso legal de software, y apoya políticas públicas que incentivan la innovación tecnológica e impulsan el crecimiento de la economía digital.

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