Matthew R. A. Heiman

General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Waystar Health and

Senior Fellow and Director of Planning, National Security Institute

Matthew R. A. Heiman

General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Waystar Health and

Senior Fellow and Director of Planning, National Security Institute

Matthew R. A. Heiman is the General Counsel & Corporate Secretary for Waystar Health.  He is a Senior Fellow and the Director of Planning at the National Security Institute at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School.  He is the Chairman of the Cyber & Privacy Working Group of the Regulatory Transparency Project, and he is the Chairman of the International and National Security Law Executive Committee practice group of the Federalist Society.  Previously, Mr. Heiman was the Vice President, Corporate Secretary & Associate General Counsel at Johnson Controls.  Prior to its merger with Johnson Controls, Mr. Heiman held a number of positions with Tyco International including Vice President, Chief Compliance & Audit Officer.  Before Tyco, Mr. Heiman was a lawyer with the National Security Division at the U.S Department of Justice.  He was a legal advisor to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad, Iraq and practiced as a trial lawyer with the law firm of McGuireWoods. Mr. Heiman has a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Juris Doctorate degree from Indiana University.  He is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

Contributions

Two Useful Pieces of Commentary on Net Neutrality

Matthew R. A. Heiman

August 3, 2021

Matthew Heiman points to two recent items on net neutrality from Tom Hazlett.

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Deep Dive Episode 147 – The State of State Data Privacy Laws Post-2020 Election

November 30, 2020

An expert panel discusses what state data privacy actions mean for the debates surrounding data privacy as well as what might be anticipated in the next sessions of Congress and state legislatures.

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Government Surveillance: The National Security Perspective

May 26, 2020

Many national security experts argue that lawful surveillance activities, such as those authorized by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), are necessary to protect the national security of the United States.

In this Fourth Branch video, Matthew Heiman takes a deep dive into this issue from the national security perspective.

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Government Surveillance: Security v. Liberty?

February 5, 2020

In this Fourth Branch video, Matthew Heiman and Julian Sanchez debate the pros and cons of government surveillance and Faisal Gill, a former Department of Homeland Security official who was surveilled by the federal government beginning in 2006, tells his story.

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Welcome to the “Deep Dive Podcast”

Matthew R. A. Heiman

December 2, 2019

Welcome to the newly branded Deep Dive podcast series by the Federalist Society’s Regulatory Transparency Project.

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Examining the California Consumer Privacy Act

Matthew R. A. Heiman

April 10, 2019

In a new teleforum, Professor Eric Goldman, Lindsey Tonsager, and moderator Professor Gus Hurwitz discuss the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

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Deep Dive Episode 41 – General Data Protection Regime & California Consumer Privacy Act

April 2, 2019

In this episode, Anna Hsia, Chris Riley, Gus Hurwitz, Thomas Hazlett, and Matthew R.A. Heiman discuss the implications of internet privacy legislation on innovation, small businesses, and consumer protection.

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Pepperdine Law Review’s 2019 Symposium: General Data Protection & California Consumer Privacy Act

March 21, 2019

Today’s regulatory landscape presents challenges for public and private entities. Private actors are often faced with conflicting, ambiguous, or altogether absent regulatory frameworks. Is it possible for them to overcome these challenges while delivering the creativity and innovation the marketplace demands? How can government regulators and legislators avoid stifling opportunity, function more efficiently, and enact and enforce sensible and effective regulatory schemes?

Pepperdine Law Review’s 2019 Symposium, in partnership with the Regulatory Transparency Project, explored these vital questions from both the academic and practical perspectives. The first panel of the symposium focused on the General Data Protection and California Consumer Privacy Act.

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Modern Privacy Advocacy

Matthew R. A. Heiman

June 12, 2018

In their thought-provoking essay, Gus Hurwitz and Jamil Jaffer explain that orthodoxy in the defense of privacy, a term that is ill-defined, may undermine the very value it tries to serve.

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Deep Dive Episode 32 – What to do about Facebook: On Data Privacy and the Future of Tech Regulation

June 7, 2018

Matthew R. A. Heiman (National Security Institute), Thomas Hazlett (Clemson University), Jamil N. Jaffer (National Security Institute), and Megan Stifel (Atlantic Council) discuss Facebook, data privacy, and the future of tech regulation.

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Deep Dive Episode 14 – Discussion on the Wassenaar Arrangement

November 3, 2017

Stewart Baker (Steptoe & Johnson), Alan Cohn (Steptoe & Johnson), and Matthew R. A. Heiman (Johnson Controls) discuss the Wassenaar Arrangement, which governs international export controls for “intrusion software,” and its regulatory effects.

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