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DIGITAL DEPUTY ACT – HOW CAN I HELP ?
- JOIN THE DIGITAL DEPUTY ACT SUBCOMMITTEE with ACM & IEEE – open to software professionals who can elect California State Representatives to advocate the Digital Deputy Act. The Digital Deputy Subcommittee will help ensure that Digital Deputy Act legislation is passed within the California State Legislature and that organizational ethics and professionalism codes are implemented in a proposed board exam and continuing education for maintaining the California State License for software professionals.
- With the proposed legislation, the Committee would reach out to State Law Enforcement (Attorney General’s Office) and the State Bar (Lawyers) to see how can licensed software professionals can assist with the enforcement of digital privacy and security laws as well as ethical conduct by all software companies.
THE CHARTER OF THE: DIGITAL DEPUTY ACT SUBCOMMITTEE
Digital Deputy (Act) Subcommittee: For the iterative implementation of digital ethics in sw development.
The goals of this subcommittee is two-fold:
- Foster a non-partisan group of software professionals sincerely interested in taking digital ethics to the “next level” with the proposed Digital Deputy Act and similar policies within Silicon Valley to assist California State representatives with recommendations that enforce existing legislative policy in digital ethics relating to software development and data science and security. The group membership is open to ACM, IEEE membership and all software professionals in California. The group seeks greater transparency, accountability and professional responsibility in software and data science and security in the Tech workspace of Silicon Valley and in California.
- Upon implementation of the Digital Deputy Act and other recommendations, this non-partisan group will continue to work with California representatives and State agencies in making recommendations to state-issued professional certifications and professional licenses for software professionals, most especially in the field of digital ethics.
Action items of the Digital Deputy Subcommittee:
- The non-partisan group will maintain a subcommittee member list with a Slack channel for ongoing communications as well as meet quarterly by way of proposed agenda.
- The non-partisan group will construct a written master plan for the implementation of the above goals and revise it during the course of each meeting by quorum vote.
- The non-partisan group may elect leadership so as to present recommendations received from the group to state lawmakers and agencies.
- The non-partisan group will create a history of events, and provide a report of the history to the Chapter leadership as well as to the national ACM US Technology Policy Committee (USTPC) at the end of each year.