A New Congress Brings New Tech Priorities and Increased Oversight
The new Democratic majority in Congress will likely have an impact on the continued development of cyber and tech policy. Areas that will likely see increased attention include privacy, oversight, and the new vacancy for the top Democrat place in the Senate’s Homeland Security Committee. Regarding privacy, the topic may become a leading component of the party’s tech plank. And in terms of oversight, new chairs and members of different committees, including the House Oversight Committee and several of its subcommittees, will likely take up high-profile topics, including some lawmakers’ pledge to investigate cyber vulnerabilities in the White House like the president’s reported use of an vulnerable smartphone.