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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



President Obama Establishes a Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies

President Obama published a memorandum on Monday, August 12th, which established a Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies. Within the memorandum, the President noted that recent advancements in global telecommunications technologies have presented both opportunities and risks for the Intelligence Community.

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President Talks National Security and Intelligence-Gathering Programs

President Obama held a press conference today to answer questions provoked by the recent leak of information about the nation’s intelligence-gathering programs. The President started the press conference by reassuring Americans that he called for a

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Incentive Policies and the Cybersecurity Framework

Earlier this year the President signed an Executive Order that aimed to increase the nation’s abilities to protect its critical infrastructure from cybersecurity threats by focusing on the key areas of: information sharing, privacy and the adoption of cybersecurity practices.

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White House Makes Progress In Its Efforts To Strengthen Cybersecurity

On June 7, 2013 the White House released an update on the government’s progress in achieving its Cross-Agency Priority Goal on Cybersecurity, which aims to implement 3 of its priority capabilities: strong authentication, Trusted Internet Connections (TIC), and Continuous Monitoring by the end of the year 2014.

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Talking Privacy and Public Policy with IAPP President and CEO J. Trevor Hughes

Earlier this year, the IAPP held its annual Global Privacy Summit in Washington, D.C., where attendees heard from industry leaders discussing the most pressing issues facing privacy and data protection professionals today.  In particular, new FTC Chair Edith Ramirez delivered a special keynote address in which she  vowed to maintain a hard line on

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House Passes Cybersecurity Bill Despite POTUS Veto Threat

Despite a recent veto threat from President Obama, the House on Thursday passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), which would facilitate the sharing of data and other information between businesses and the federal government.  The legislation, which passed by a vote of 288-127, was co-sponsored by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) and Rep. Charles Ruppersberger (D-Md.).

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