Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast - Interview with Troels Oerting

December 2, 2014

In our forty-fifth episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Michael Vatis, Jason Weinstein, and Doug Kantor, discuss: 

  • This week in NSA:  NSA’s privacy officer, Becky Richards, gives an interview;  Symantec claims to have uncovered a highly sophisticated piece of malware developed by state-sponsored “English speakers;” Angela Merkel’s phone was also tapped by the British, the Chinese, the Russians and the North Koreans
  • The Supreme Court hears an argument about when online abuse passes from colorful rap-lyric imitation to prosecutable threats
  • What the newly republican-dominated Congress means for cybersecurity
  • An overview of the growing library of lawsuits against Home Depot 
  • US tech companies come under fire by the Article 29 Working Party
  • The Justice Department has a success in its campaign against spyware
  • The All Writs Act may now be a part of the future of US tech companies

In our second half, we interview Troels Oerting, the Assistant Director and Head of European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), as well as the Head of Counter Terrorist and Financial Intelligence Centre (CTFC).

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