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Where Technology, Privacy, and Politics Collide

Cyber Policy Updates Written By La...

Cyber Policy Updates Written By Law Students

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.

Technology + Privacy + Politics

Technology + Privacy + Politics

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.

New to the Cyber World?

New to the Cyber World?

Visit our special feature, Origins: The White House Cyber Agenda for details on the current administration's Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative. Learn More

Companion Blog: eLessons Learned

Companion Blog: eLessons Learned

The creator of eWhite House Watch also created eLessons Learned with a similar vision in mind: To provide readers with useful and timely information about how technology impacts our legal system and our lives in a way that is easy to understand. Learn More



What Is a Jerk, Exactly? More Important, Why Does the FTC Care and What Does the Internet of Things Have to Do With All of This Attention?

Fernando M. Pinguelo and Sarah Austin   For starters, merriam-webster.com defines “jerk” as "a stupid person or [one] not well-liked or who treats other[s] . . . badly."

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Section 215 Bulk Telephony Metadata Collection Program: Is the end in sight?

By Schawn-Paul Rotella   Earlier this year President Obama announced his intention to end the government's Bulk Telephony Metadata Collection Program. In its stead, the program will have the government’s responsibilities handed over to the telephone companies that operate inside of the United States. Here is how Section 215

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April 1, 2014: Internet Scam Day – no joke . . .

By Fernando M. Pinguelo and Sarah Austin   April Fool’s Day is meant to be one of the most light hearted days of the year, but pranks and jokes turn sinister when hackers and scammers online trick innocent people into sharing their private information. This year, fraudsters use tricks both old and new to collect private information, steal money, and infect systems with malware.

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Intersection of Development and Cyber Security Worldwide

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 well

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Cyber Policy and the State of the Union

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.

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New Jersey Passes Social Media Privacy Bill

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. 

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