Earlier this year, several pieces of privacy related legislation pending in the 2020 General Assembly session were referred by a standing committee of the Virginia House of Delegates to the Joint Commission on Technology and Science (JCOTS) for study outside of the regular legislative session. JCOTS has taken its first steps toward establishing study committees to look at several issues prior to the 2021 regular legislative session.
Specifically, JCOTS established the following study committees:
- Data Protection & Privacy Advisory Committee
- Children’s Online Protection Advisory Committee
- Facial Recognition within Law Enforcement Advisory Committee