Will Kamala Harris Put Big Tech in Check as Vice President?

Harris will be the VP on the Democratic ticket, prompting scrutiny on her track record and political leanings. Where does she stand on the tech industry?

What Happened:

Joe Biden has selected Kamala Harris as his running mate, and the two began their campaign together on August 12th in Delaware. 

Harris, who is a sitting senator representing California, grew up in the Bay Area and has strong political ties to the region. Prior to her election to the senate, she served as California’s attorney general and San Francisco’s district attorney. 

It’s still unclear at this stage which way Harris will lean on big tech given her connections in Silicon Valley vs. her history as a prosecutor. 

Let’s take a more in-depth look at Harris’s allegiances and challenges to the tech industry.



The Bottom Line:

When it comes to the tech industry, Harris appears to be primarily concerned about consumer protection, privacy, and labor practices. The outpouring of support from tech companies is also indicative of what they expect from Harris, and they’re putting their money and support behind her this election.