Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast
About This Show
A weekly podcast offering an opinionated roundup of the latest events in technology, security, privacy, and government and an in-depth interview of technology and policy newsmakers. Host Stewart Baker and regulars Michael Vatis, Alan Cohn, and Maury Shenk share their views - and not those of the firm.
Most Recent Episode
Debate with Greg Nojeim and Jamil Jaffer
3 days ago
In our 155th episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Maury Shenk, and Alan Cohn discuss: White House wiretap flap keeps flapping; a failed attempt to sue foreign governments for cyberspying inside the US; European Court of Justice Limits Right to be Forgotten; Germany proposes $50 m fines for social media with disapproved views; Justice Department indicted four men, including two Russian spies, for hacking into Yahoo and stealing data on 500 million users; President Donald Trump will publicly call for a volunteer effort from tech companies and internet service providers to crack down on botnets; budget is good to cyber: $1.5 billion for Homeland Security Department programs that protect federal networks; and $61 million for the FBI that would go toward intelligence gathering and bypassing encryption; the German parliament voted today to loosen Germany's data protection laws, amid heightened concern over public safety; President Donald Trump will appoint Rob Joyce, the head of the NSA's elite hacking unit, as his top White House cyber adviser; Senate Confirms Coats as Trump's Intel Chief; Judge Koh rejects Google wiretap settlement. In place of our usual interview, we're running a debate over hacking back that CSIS held last week as part of its 2017 Cyber Disrupt Summit. Stewart Baker is joined by Greg Nojeim, Senior Counsel at the Center for Democracy & Technology and Jamil Jaffer, Vice President for Strategy & Business Development of IronNet Cybersecurity. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and do not reflect the opinions of the firm.