CHICAGO — State Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, D-Chicago, will continue to push for innovative policy regarding technology in his role as chair of the House Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, and IT Committee.
“As our dependency on technology steadily increases, it is essential that lawmakers provide substantive policy solutions to the problems we face in the sphere of cybersecurity, data analytics and information technology,” Robinson said. “From investing in cybersecurity education to diversifying the industry and protecting personal data, our committee has abundant opportunities to support the cybersecurity, data analytics and information technology industry, protect Illinoisans, and improve our technological infrastructure.”
Robinson will use the knowledge and experience he gained as chair of the 102nd General Assembly’s House Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, and IT Committee to further modernize and improve Illinois’ cybersecurity response. He previously spearheaded efforts to invest in cybersecurity education (House Bill 5661), update old language in state laws to reflect modern technology issues (House Bill 5164), and improve Illinois’ response to cyber threats (House Bill 5165) in the last General Assembly.
“Though Illinois has made tremendous progress in modernizing our cyber response and supporting the data analytics and information technology fields, there is still much work to be done,” Robinson said. “I thank Speaker Welch for appointing me to such a significant position and I am eager to collaborate with my colleagues to produce meaningful change that will benefit all Illinoisans.”