Provided by Del. Hala Ayala’s Office
Delegate Hala Ayala has been appointed to serve as the Chair of the Data Protection & Privacy Advisory Committee of JCOTS for a term concurrent with her current House term.
Delegate Cliff Hayes is Chair of the Joint Committee on Technology and Science (JCOTS). Hayes said, “I look forward to working with Delegate Ayala in her role as chair of the Data Protection & Privacy Advisory Committee. Her background working in the world of cybersecurity will be beneficial as the committee studies legislative issues related to data protection and privacy.”
“I want to thank Delegate Hayes for this appointment. I am honored to serve in this role,” said Delegate Ayala. “Data protection and privacy is an issue that is near and dear to me. Some of the biggest strides our society has made in the 21st century have been in the realm of cyber … [Y]et some of the biggest threats have come from this area as well. I look forward to delving into these issues with my colleagues to ensure Virginia is ready for the challenges in this brave new world.”
Delegate Ayala will also serve on the Children’s Online Protection Advisory Committee.