About - Staff Member - Shannon Taylor
Areas of Expertise:
House Republicans, privacy, trade
real-time traffic apps
Shannon Taylor serves as ITI’s vice president of government affairs. Prior to joining ITI, Shannon served for 11 years in the House of Representatives. She joined the Committee on Energy & Commerce in August 2006 as Majority Counsel where she focused most of her time on tech policy, privacy, data security, and other FTC-related issues.
Prior to joining Energy & Commerce, Shannon served as counsel on the House Committee on Government Reform. During her tenure on Government Reform, Shannon focused on issues ranging from oversight of the president’s e-Government initiative, to housing and economic development, to brownfields and the environment. She also served as legislative assistant and counsel in the office Congressman Jim Gerlach. Preceding her time on Capitol Hill, Shannon practiced law in the aviation and immigration fields.
Shannon received her B.A. from High Point University and her J.D. from The George Washington University Law School, where she was a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal. She is a member of the Virginia and District of Columbia Bars. Shannon is a native of Maryland.
Blog Posts by Shannon Taylor
Here’s What Congress Needs to Know Wading into Encryption
(March 01, 2016)
Today, House Judiciary Committee lawmakers will get their first opportunity to delve into the complex issues presented by what’s become known as “the Apple case.” As these policymakers examine the implications ...
It’s Clear the U.S. and EU Economies Need a Safe Harbor 2.0
(November 04, 2015)
In two congressional hearings yesterday, lawmakers heard testimony describing the importance of cross-border data flows to the modern economy and how critical the U.S. – EU Safe Harbor Framework (“Safe ...
Congressional Tech Mandates can be a Prescription for More Harm than Good
(October 20, 2015)
As both producers and users of cybersecurity products and services, ITI’s members are highly motivated to protect user information and are at the forefront of innovation in the security space. At the same ...
ECPA Reform Would Be an Easy and Early Bipartisan Win for Congress—and Americans
(January 23, 2015)
As the new Congress begins the “First 100 Days” in earnest, the new Republican majorities, Democratic lawmakers, and the President are in search of areas for bipartisan agreement. Updating the 28-year ...