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Eric Wenger

Senior Director, Technology Policy

Global Government Affairs

Eric Wenger is Senior Director for technology policy and leads Cisco's government affairs work globally on a range of policy issues, including: cybersecurity, 5G, IOT, lawful intercept, and data protection. Eric came to Cisco from Microsoft, where he was Policy Counsel. He was a Trial Attorney in the Department of Justice's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section and a Special Assistant United States Attorney in DC’s Computer Hacking & Intellectual Property Unit. He served as an Attorney in the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection and an Attorney Advisor to then Commissioner Leary. He was also Assistant Attorney General in New York, where he started the first statewide law enforcement unit in the U.S. focused on e-commerce. Eric earned his undergraduate degree at Cornell University and graduated with Honors from George Washington University Law School.

Articles

November 10, 2014

HIGH TECH POLICY

Time to reform ECPA

Recently, I wrote about the LEADS Act proposed by U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Dean Heller (R-NV), and Christopher Coons (D-DE), which offers a thoughtful approach to a knotty problem—whether and how governments should be empowered to demand the production of data across sovereign national borders. Their bill suggests that with rare exceptions, governments should […]

October 15, 2014

HIGH TECH POLICY

A “Significant First Step” toward Legislative Reform of Cross-Border Governmental Demands for Data

Earlier this year, Cisco and Apple jointly filed an amicus brief supporting Microsoft in its appeal of a U.S. Federal Court decision requiring it to hand over customer data held in an Irish data center. In our filing, we made the case that the ruling should be overturned because it leaves companies in jeopardy of violating […]