Welcome to eWhite House Watch
Where Technology, Privacy, and Politics Collide
eWhite House Watch features concise updates on cyber policy issued by the Office of the President of the United States (POTUS). Monitored and written primarily by law students, each eWHW cyber policy update is presented in an easy-to-scan format that includes links to POTUS announcements, federal and state proposed legislation, breaking news, updates, cyber policy committee reports, and more.
Striking the proper balance of benefits between technological advances and privacy protection has always posed challenges. Today, the challenges are even greater as technology significantly outpaces privacy protections; and the need for greater recognition of this reality and honest public discourse is more pressing than ever. eWhite House Watch monitors the cyber agenda so you can be informed and partake in the debate.
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By James Long - In his weekly address to the nation, President Obama announced the launch of two new high-technology manufacturing hubs in Raleigh, North Carolina and Youngstown, Ohio. These hubs are intended to serve as centers for collaboration amongst companies and universities, as wellRead More
By Sarah Austin - President Obama’s speech to the American people during his State of the Union address took a much different tone toward technology and cyber policy than we’re used to seeing. While we may be used to the President focusing on the need for technological advancements and calling for a larger investment in Information Technology, he only briefly mentioned the recent success of these efforts.Read More
By Fernando M. Pinguelo and Guillermo C. Artiles - Everyone enjoys their privacy, even legislators! Privacy bills are becoming ubiquitous in state legislatures across the country. With the increased use of social media in and around the workplace, states are legislating to protect the dueling interests of employers and employees. Ten states, including New Jersey, passed laws that restrict employers from accessing the social media accounts of employees.Read More
The President met with the Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies on December 18th to discuss the Group’s comprehensive final report of recommendations. Members of this group included: Richard Clarke, Michael Morell, Geoffrey Stone, Cass Sunstein and Peter Swire, all of whom are experts in counterterrorism, intelligence, privacy and civil liberties.Read More
President Obama has declared this month Critical Infrastructure and Resilience month. In his proclamation, the President recognized that our nation has become increasingly dependent on physical and digital critical infrastructure.Read More
The preliminary version of the Cybersecurity Framework was released yesterday, October 29th, for a 45 day comment period. The completed version of the Framework will not be released until February 2014. This 45 day comment periodRead More