IICJ Paper A Comparative Survey of U.S. Data Protection Schemes for Safeguarding Essential Infrastructure Information Tracy Penn, Legal Counsel, TransCanada, USA

The energy sector functions as a key lifeline for economies around the world. In recent years, the security of energy infrastructure has become a global concern, raising questions regarding the availability and accessibility of detailed infrastructure information. Essential energy infrastructure covers a broad cross section of economic and government activity to include electric powers systems; the chemical and hazardous materials industry; and oil and gas storage and transportation systems. In the United States (“U.S.”), this includes more than 2.5 million miles of pipelines spanning the country and carrying nearly all of the country’s natural gas and approximately 65 percent of hazardous liquids.
Author
Tracy Penn
Tracy Penn
Ms. Penn is Legal Counsel with TransCanada within the U.S. Oil Pipeline Legal Department and advises the company on regulatory compliance for project development, siting, permitting and enforcement proceedings. Prior to joining TransCanada, she practiced at Winstead, P.C. and Gardere Wynne Sewell, LLP in Houston, TX.
Company
TransCanada
TransCanada is a leader in the responsible development and reliable operation of North American energy infrastructure, including natural gas and oil pipelines, power generation and natural gas storage facilities.
Country
USA More
Area of Law
Data Protection More
Business Sector
Energy More
Month Published
November 2016 More
Edition
Vol.10, No. 37, Autumn 2016 More
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