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BLS IT job market growth forecast

BLS IT job market growth forecast is for over 500,000 new IT jobs to be created by 2028

BLS IT job market growth forecast is for over 500,000 new IT jobs to be created in the 10 year period starting in 2018.  Over one half of the growth that the BLS sees will be software developers.  Their definition of developers is broad.  They are individuals who create the applications or systems that run on computers or other devices like smartphones.

BLS IT job market growth forecastInterestingly, the BLS forecasts that there will be a decline in the number of Computer Programmers during the same time period.  Overall, the growth for IT professionals will be in the range of 12% to 13%.  That is significantly higher than any other sector of the economy.

Janco IT Job Market forecast

On a monthly basis, Janco forecasts the growth of the IT job market. The sectors by janco are Telecommunications, Data Processing hosting and related services, Other Information services, and Computer Systems Design and Related Services.  That come to over 3.6 million IT jobs.  Over the past three years, Janco has seen an average of 100,000 plus new IT job created.  Given that data, the BLS IT job Market growth forecast is very conservative.

IT Job Market Growth

Click on the image above to see the latest IT Job Market forecast provided by Janco’s analysis.

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California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

California Consumer Privacy Act (CaCPA)

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

Compliance Management toolkit addresses California Consumer Privacy Act (CaCPA) and GDPR

CaCPA Goes into effect January 1, 2020 and places new burdens on companies that do business with California residents.  This includes both domestic and international organizations.  Who must comply with CaCPA?

  • Companies that serve California residents and have at least $25 million in annual revenue
  • Companies of any size that have personal data on at least 50,000 people
  • Companies that collect more than half of their revenues from the sale of personal data

Once California regulators notify a company that they are in violation of CaCPA, companies have 30 days to comply. If the issue isn’t resolved, there’s a fine of up to $7,500 per record. In addition, the law allows for penalties of $100 to $750 per consumer per incident, or actual damages, whichever is greater.

What must companies must do to comply

One of the first things they must do is add a clearly visible footer on websites offering consumers the option to opt out of data sharing. If that footer is missing, consumers can sue. One shortcut that companies can follow if they do not share data is to put a comment in a common footnote that data is not shared.

Data covered by CaCPA

The law originally covered employee data in addition to consumer data.  That was amended to exclude employee data.  Companies must allow consumers to choose not to have their data shared with third parties. That means that companies must be able to separate the data they collect according to the users’ privacy choices. A California consumer has the right to find out what information a company collects about them.

After the access request, a company has 45 days to provide them a comprehensive report about what type of information they have, was it sold, and to whom, and if it was sold to third parties over the past 12 months, it must give the names and addresses of the third parties the data is sold to.

The data covered by the law includes:

  • Identifiers such as a real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier IP address, email address, account name, Social Security number, driver’s license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers
  • Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law
  • Commercial information including records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies
  • Biometric information
  • Internet or other electronic network activity information including, but not limited to, browsing history, search history and information regarding a consumer’s interaction with a website, application or advertisement
  • Geolocation data
  • Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory or similar information
  • Professional or employment-related information
  • Education information, defined as information that is not publicly available personally identifiable information (PII) as defined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • Inferences drawn from any of the information identified in this subdivision to create a profile about a consumer reflecting the consumer’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, preferences, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities and aptitudes.

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