A new directive on pipeline security issued by the TSA may signal a wider change in the government’s approach to cybersecurity policy.
Jim Dempsey is a lecturer at the UC Berkeley Law School. From 2012-2017, he served as a part-time member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. He is the author of Cybersecurity Law Fundamentals (IAPP, forthcoming 2021).
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In a paper we are making public today, we go beyond private right of action and preemption to consider enforcement frameworks outside the privacy field.
The new legislation is largely a ratification of measures already underway or completed.
The latest moves are part of a comprehensive strategy to purge anything Chinese from the U.S. telecommunications and internet ecosystem.
A recent executive order on the bulk electric power system signals that still-in-progress efforts to ban Chinese-made telecommunications equipment from U.S. networks may represent a new approach to critical infrastructure security more broadly.