November 12, 2018 by Ashley
“. . . as education companies we can't just come up with a great product, show it to teachers, and expect to be successful. Our products and services have to help decision makers with their state and federal compliance and intricately defined funding requirements if we are going to be successful. If we don’t know what these are, we can’t get our products accepted.” — Mitch Weisburgh, Managing Partner, Academic Business Advisors
In what can be compared to a modern-day technology sprint, California’s legislature introduced and passed far-reaching privacy legislation - the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) - in less than a week. The multi-year effort by privacy advocates, technology companies, network providers and others before introduction ended in the final push in the legislature was completed in the just six days.
This far-reaching legislation will have impact across many different business sectors when it goes into effect on January 1, 2020 requiring for-profit businesses, not just technology companies, to provide the consumer access to the personal information collected about her, the opportunity to delete the data, and to allow her the opportunity to opt-out of the sale of personal information to third parties (or, if under the age of 16, the ability to opt-in).
Much like the software development process, the California legislature has acknowledged the need to fix the “bugs” ...
September 22, 2016 by Rhianna
Yesterday the SIIA Software & Services Division (SSD) announced that is has acquired the Technology Council of Southern California (TCOSC). As a chapter of SSD, the Tech Council will provide events, networking, information and resources to help companies in LA and Orange Counties grow and succeed.
September 21, 2016 by Rhianna
WASHINGTON (September 21, 2016) – The Software & Services Division of SIIA (SSD), the leading association representing the software and digital content industries, today announced its acquisition of the Technology Council of Southern California (TCOSC). For 25 years, TCOSC has supported the business and networking needs of technology companies throughout the region, a role that will be continued and expanded as a regional chapter of SSD.