Data Privacy

Maryland Governor Creates Privacy Officer Roles  

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan took steps to improve his state’s data privacy practices last week.  In two executive orders, the governor established the roles of State Chief Data Officer (SCDO) and State Chief Privacy Officer (SCPO). Though the positions have not been filled yet, Maryland’s Chief Information Security Officer, Chip Stewart, told Government Technology that…
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Data Privacy

Biden Asks FTC to Tackle Data Privacy in New Executive Order

In his July 9 Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy, President Biden took new steps to protect consumers’ data privacy by asking the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Federal Communication Commission, and the Department of Justice to crack down on tech giants’ anticompetitive behavior. According to the White House: “Over the past…
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Cybersecurity Executive Order

How to Comply With Biden’s Executive Order on Cybersecurity

On May 12, President Joe Biden issued his 44th executive order of the year– and his first targeting cybersecurity. The executive order is primarily concerned with protecting federal networks from cybersecurity threats, with many of its requirements aimed at federal contractors. Additionally, the order functions as a call for a more generally secure cyberspace, and urges…
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