The DIGITAL DEPUTY ACT may be one of many concerted proactive actions to ensure digital ethics and privacy rights are expanded while software professionals continue to create software and computer systems that further develop the internet for our daily public use.
Using the State Law to enact legal certification of software professionals ensures regular continued education in digital ethics and professionalism beyond the proposed initial board examination, creates fully engaged licensed professionals of the highest quality motivated by not losing their professional livelihoods conveyed through a California-issued License, licensed software professionals can help lawyers and law enforcement in enforcing digital privacy laws like the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) that protect the general public, and it provides a means for software professionals to directly be accountable to and be a great asset to the general public by assisting to ensure digital privacy and other software laws are implemented – even where instructions from their employers may not be so clear as that of state-licensed ethics and professionalism rules and regulations.
DIGITAL DEPUTY ACT – HOW CAN I HELP ?
- Create a Committee with ACM & IEEE to ensure 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.