Sydney White

Sydney White

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Senate Passes Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 – Next Steps as Bill Moves to Conference

The US Senate has passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (CISA), S. 754, by a vote of 74-21, despite opposition from privacy and civil liberties groups and a handful of tech companies. CISA gives the...more

11/10/2015 - Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) Pending Legislation

FTC Announces Office of Technology Research and Investigation

This week the FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection announced a new office to bolster the technological expertise of the Bureau and the FTC regional offices handling law enforcement investigations. ...more

4/1/2015 - Big Data Data Protection FTC Government Investigations Internet of Things Mobile Apps Privacy Laws Technology

Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights

The White House released its much anticipated legislative proposal on the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act (CPBRA) that was first floated in 2012. The CPBRA, if enacted (which seems unlikely before 2016), would provide...more

3/17/2015 - Administrative Procedure Act Code of Conduct Communications Act of 1934 Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Data Protection FTC Gramm-Leach-Blilely Act HIPAA Personally Identifiable Information Privacy Laws Proposed Legislation

Executive order "promoting private sector cybersecurity information sharing": top points

In conjunction with the recent White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection Summit, President Barack Obama has issued a much-anticipated cybersecurity information sharing Executive Order, "Promoting Private...more

3/1/2015 - Cybersecurity Executive Orders Information Sharing NCCIC Obama Administration

President Obama Unveils Plans About Cybersecurity

Written by Sydney White President Obama made a series of announcements on cybersecurity, data security, and privacy that will be incorporated into his State of the Union address tonight.  In conjunction with the...more

1/21/2015 - Barack Obama Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Cybersecurity Data Protection FCC FTC Gramm-Leach-Blilely Act Legislative Agendas Privacy Policy

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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