Trump hates the one employment policy that does matter to tech companies: H-1B visas. These are often used to bring engineers and scientists into the US. Trump attacked H-1Bs during the campaign. He called guest workers cheap substitutes for American labor. At the same time, he wants to "select immigrants based on their likelihood of success in the US. and their ability to be financially self-sufficient," while turning "off the jobs and benefits magnet".
Bottom line, if your business depends on tech employees from outside the country, start looking for employees born in the US.
Trump in his 100-Day Action Plan to Make America Great Again is going to be radically changing our international trade agreements. These include withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and declaring China a currency manipulator. What will all this mean?
In a campaign speech, Trump made this explicit when he said, "I will use every lawful presidential power to remedy trade disputes, including the application of tariffs." This, in turn, would raise the prices of not just Apple products but those from Chinese-based companies such as Lenovo, Huawei, and Xiaomi.
How much? Trump said during the campaign he would slap a 45 percent tariff on Chinese goods and a 35 percent tax on Mexican imports. Those countries, in return, would retaliate with their own tariffs. This could bring international trade to a grinding halt.
That said, we honestly don't know his internet privacy and security positions. He barely touched on the issues during the campaign. Privacy and cyber-security aren't mentioned at all on his website's positions pages.
What it comes down to is we've elected a pig in a poke. We really have very little idea what he'll do. The only thing it's safe to predict is there will be economic trade disruptions that will impact technology imports and exports. Other than that, we're just going to have wait and see.