October, 26, 2018
This week, the Legal Executive Institute highlighted Attorney General Sean D. Reyes’ philosophy on the role government in the technology sector, and it is refreshing.
With a background on the business side of technology, running a venture fund, and having served as general counsel for a small tech firm in Utah, AG Reyes believes that regulation and consumer protection does not have to come at the cost of innovation.
Here’s an excerpt:
“If we can keep government as a catalyst to draw on the awesome power of the private sector, the education community, NGOs, the non-profit and for-profit world, and corral all of those resources toward a solution that is best,” he says. “Government works best, especially in my state of Utah, when it is a primer for facilitating, guiding, and orienting those who are better fit to solve problems.” However, when government, which is not inherently efficient, tries to be the answer to every problem — and it doesn’t matter if it’s federal, state, or local government — it starts to metastasize and becomes counterproductive, he explains.”
Read the full article here: http://www.legalexecutiveinstitute.com/utah-attorney-general-reyes/.
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