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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



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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The Review Group’s Final Recommendations

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.

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Critical Infrastructure and Resilience Month

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.

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Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework

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 period

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month

The President proclaimed October 2013 National Cyber Security Awareness Month. This declaration marked the 10th Anniversary of Cyber Security Awareness Month, which is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security. According to the DHS, they invested in

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Review Group Meets With the President Before National Preparedness Month

The Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies met with the President for the first time since its establishment on August 27, 2013. Members of this group include Richard Clarke, Michael Morell, Geoffrey Stone, Cass Sunstein and Peter Swire.  According to

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