Digital Economy workers are active, engaged, and opinionated
Software developers are a vocal and engaged group regarding tech policy. They participate in online campaigns and discussions at work and believe policymakers understand the tech industry. However, there’s a need to bridge gaps between policymakers and the tech industry and nurture developers’ growing interest in shaping technology-related policies. While most believe the government supports their interests, some feel that software associations should take the lead in regulating the industry. Nonetheless, developers value government tech policy and privacy regulations and are willing to collaborate with officials to improve technology-related policies.