Back in July, Matt Landis updated us on several of the stories confirming Lancaster’s technology sector continued to thrive in 2018. As we close out the year, let’s look at a few more that made the news in our area during the second half of the year!
- Think self-driving cars are still an early-stage thing for empty highways out west? Think again. PennDOT has approved the testing of self-driving vehicles here in Lancaster.
- Pennsylvania’s courts have (finally) ruled what we would have expected all along: employers must protect their employees’ personal data from hackers and those seeking the information for identity theft.
- The Ben Franklin Technology Institute has selected two Lancaster-based businesses, MajorMega and Benefix, to receive investment infusions in 2019. MajorMega is an entertainment company that has developed an immersive virtual reality experience, including fans and a moving floor. BeneFix is a software developer working to revolutionize the health insurance industry by making it easier to manage health benefits.
- Yes, addiction to technology is a real and scary thing. No, Matt and I do not have it… we hope.
- Technology is not just affecting the private sector. This year we’ve seen our local police departments updating their electronic record-keeping systems and integrating drones into their work.
- How do we keep this going long-term? By starting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) training with pre-K students, of course!
We are looking forward to another great year for Lancaster’s technology sector. Best wishes for a safe, happy, and healthy 2019 from all of us here at #RKGTechLaw!