Sydney White

Sydney White

DLA Piper

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FCC Forges New Ground on Enforcement of Data Security Duties under Communications Act

On October 24, 2014, in its first data security enforcement action outside of the CPNI context, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or the “Commission”) issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture of...more

12/12/2014 - Communications Act of 1934 Data Protection FCC Popular Telecommunications

Federal District Court Decision in Microsoft Case re Warrants for Content Stored Outside US

On July 31, the district court judge issued a ruling in the case involving the US Government’s warrant issued to Microsoft to compel production of data stored on the servers of its wholly owned Irish subsidiary located in...more

8/26/2014 - Electronically Stored Information Microsoft Motion to Compel Subsidiaries Warrants

White House Issues “Big Data” Report

On May 2, the White House released the much anticipated report on Big Data titled “Big Data: Seizing Opportunities, Preserving Values.” The report focuses on not only privacy and the private sector uses of big data, but also...more

5/5/2014 - Big Data Data Breach ECPA Electronic Communications Legislative Agendas Obama Administration Privacy Policy

Executive Branch acts on cybersecurity - what you need to know about this groundbreaking effort

Yesterday, the White House released the National Institute of Standards and Technology Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, which is a key step in the implementation of Executive Order 13636 on...more

2/13/2014 - Compliance Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework Data Protection Executive Orders NIST

The Cybersecurity Framework: Administration, Congress move to incentivize private-sector cooperation, strengthen federal...

The White House has announced its eight preliminary incentives to encourage private sector owners and operators of critical infrastructure (CI) to adopt the final Cybersecurity Framework, now under development by the...more

9/13/2013 - Acquisitions Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework Executive Orders NIST

Congress, The Administration Move Forward To Secure Critical US Infrastructure

Cyber-attacks by both private actors and nation states against US critical infrastructure and individual communications users are on the rise. In Washington, DC, policy makers are increasing their focus on cyber threats on...more

7/12/2013 - Barack Obama Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Protection Executive Orders

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