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RISHI KUMAR FOR US CONGRESS

Innovation Economy

Read my policy overview with Silicon Valley Tech here.
I’m running for Congress, because I’m tired of career politicians who don’t understand Silicon Valley’s innovation industry. We cannot prepare our workforce for an autonomous industry built upon Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning if our leadership is technologically illiterate.

My professional experience in Silicon Valley’s software industry as a business and technology leader means I understand what it takes for Silicon Valley innovation to succeed and for the gains to spread to our middle class and working-class families. We must work hard to ensure that Silicon Valley remains the global leader at the forefront of technological innovation and prepare the next generation to succeed in a 21st century world.

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Net Neutrality and Privacy

Read my policy overview with Silicon Valley Tech here.
I believe that all internet traffic should be treated in an equitable manner without penalising or prioritising traffic from any specific domain name, service provider or publisher. Thus, I spoke against the FCC repeal of Net Neutrality when it was first announced. Just like free speech, Net Neutrality allows our world to express and have an equal opportunity voice online. Restoring Net Neutrality is the core foundation for sustainable Silicon Valley innovation culture and our startup economy. Internet billing would become more complex if providers were allowed to charge for vital services, like online banking or entertainment. We have to have a level playing field for upstarts to challenge the status quo, and Net Neutrality is a key enabler of that. The very future of startup innovation is contingent upon the protection of Net Neutrality.

The privacy of data and online security is also a growing American concern. I support efforts such as The California Consumer Privacy Act that went live on Jan 1, 2020. I support laws such as The General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy in the European Union. I strongly support the Internet Bill of Rights that includes greater transparency along with opt-in for data collection practices and timely notification if a company holding personal data suffers a hack.