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Voices for Innovation’s Executive Briefings provide weekly updates on technology policy and news, including highlights from Capitol Hill, breaking tech news, clips of relevant articles from traditional and new media, and a roundup of thought leader quotes and tweets.

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VFI Collaborates with the Cybersecurity Tech Accord

Launched in 2018, the Cybersecurity Tech Accord recently reached out to Voices for Innovation to bring new companies aboard. We’re proud to say that numerous VFI leaders enlisted their companies to join ...

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Access to broadband means access to opportunity. It’s high time for a national strategy to close the broadband gap. Thank you, @SenatorWicker. https://t.co/nVEZEXxLOc

#DYK New York's new #dataprivacy act would give residents more control over their data than any other state? Get the story via @issielapowsky:
https://t.co/B3ddpGpIhn

#AI is a great opportunity for #MSPartners to provide new capabilities and processes to customers. Read how at https://t.co/4Gyf0cp4Hn

We all must address the ethical and public policy issues that #AI is creating in a thoughtful way. It was great to talk with @nprAudie about this and other issues, including facial recognition. https://t.co/OZebMUP2Aq

Gryphon CEO and @windowsweekly fan got to meet @maryjofoley and @thurrott at @vfiorg #ShiftHappens reception tonight!

Tech companies are pledging to protect the privacy of their customers and users by signing the #Cybersecurity Tech Accord. From global corporations to small and medium businesses, these companies are promoting a safer online world. Read more at https://t.co/H7wejIaAgT

It was great to learn more about @vfiorg at #ShiftHappens. Voices for Innovation empowers technology advocates, including @Microsoft partners, to support pro-innovation tech policies. @msuspartner https://t.co/TmfYjtEXRX

“We all know that technology is moving faster than the policies that regulate it. We need policy makers who are tech aware.”

Thanks to @ToniTWhitley for speaking at VFI’s #ShiftHappens reception tonight!

According to a study conducted by Microsoft, 162.8 million Americans across the country still don't have access to broadband-speed internet. Read more via @CityAndStateNY: https://t.co/15hEs5GVuE #RuralBroadband

We strive to help each #MSPartner succeed and grow. Ahead of #MSInspire, read what @tobyrichards (GM of Partner GTM & Programs) says about the investments we’re making in our partnerships: https://t.co/n8dpHj7jIO

Need help creating a seamless #Office365 experience for your org? Attend #ShiftHappens where experts like #Microsoft's @roxyndebumadu, @PAITgroup's @stephkdonahue, Withum's @collabadam will be addressing these topics & more during in-depth sessions https://t.co/c9lRZfVjso

It’s critical that every student has access to computer science education. Great to read about the work of our Microsoft #TEALS volunteers in Wisconsin to help prepare students and educators for the digital economy. https://t.co/AZT35FULkc

We’re proud to say that numerous VFI leaders have enlisted their companies to join the Cybersecurity Tech Accord. Read our full blog on the Accord: https://t.co/H7wejIaAgT

Updates on #FacialRecognition regulation and #DataPrivacy top the list of tech news headlines this week. You can read all of the latest tech policy stories and highlights in this week's Executive Briefing. https://t.co/JjIZKk4wfI

Are you a #MSPartner looking to build AI into your product offerings? Find training courses, marketing guides, and more in this blog from @msuspartner. https://t.co/4Gyf0cp4Hn

Technology professionals, customers, and consumers need to be part of the #dataprivacy discussion - and VFI can help you get involved. Don't miss this #GDPR blog from VFI's @RyanRisley. https://t.co/NNWuhrIprS

"AI doesn’t just impact your business —it’s changing processes across your customer organizations, too." Read more on what #AI means for Microsoft Partners, and what you can do to move into this new area with care and responsibility. https://t.co/GnOg8TDWag

GDPR’s first anniversary was 5/25 - what has changed for you?

From #Microsoft: A year of progress in privacy protection - https://t.co/jfEP8xbTzm

@vfiorg #VoicesForInnovation #IAMCP

As @JulieSBrill makes clear, the time for a U.S. privacy law is now. Consumers want it. Businesses need it. It’s time to deliver. https://t.co/01EBkGNzok

The United States "remains notably absent" from the international movement to regulate tech. Read more from @clarajanehen. https://t.co/15pXhu4jjh

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