By creating a new type of federal position, Schedule F, President Trump has empowered federal agencies to move scores of career federal employees into positions for which job protections would be eliminated—and shift political employees into career roles.
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With data breach incidents on the rise, federal courts are grappling with the issue of standing in class action lawsuits arising from data breaches.
Our guest for Episode 73 is Rob Knake, currently the Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow for Cyber Policy and formerly with DHS, the White House, and the Richard Clarke finishing school for cybersecurity policymakers.
Reports that China (most likely) has breached Office of Personnel Management (OPM) systems and stolen personal information (PI) of over four million current and/or former federal employees raises all sorts of questions regarding the government’s responsibilities to protect PI it has in its possession; the government’s enforcement against the private sector for failing to prevent similar losses of information; and setting appropriate priorities across branches of government for protecting privacy.