Melanie Teplinsky

Columnist

Melanie Teplinsky has written and spoken extensively on cyberlaw issues. Prior to joining American University Washington College of Law as an adjunct professor, Teplinsky practiced cyberlaw at Steptoe & Johnson LLP, where she counseled leading financial services, telecommunications, and other multinational clients on a wide array of issues including cybersecurity, data protection, and electronic surveillance. She has worked on information technology policy in the Executive Office of the President, dividing her time between OMB's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Information Technology Branch and the Office of Science and Technology Policy. Teplinsky began her career in 1991 as an analyst at the National Security Agency (NSA) and continued her technical work at the Institute for Defense Analyses' Center for Communications Research, a federally-funded research and development center supporting NSA's mission.

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