Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast - Interview with Shane Harris

December 9, 2014

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

  • This week in NSA:  Ryan Gallagher’s NSA story on The Intercept is almost unreadable
  • This week in GCHQ:  A British tribunal has cleared GCHQ of human rights violations; The perceived weakness of the US MLAT process 
  • This week in Breaches:  A ruling in the Target case results in actual law; Boston Hospital settles a breach case
  • Sony Hack:  Was it North Korea? What is the potential additional liability beyond that of a typical privacy breach

In our second half, we have an interview with returning guest, Shane Harris, senior writer at Foreign Policy magazine, where he covers national security, intelligence, and cyber security.  His latest book, @War: The Rise of Military-Internet Complex, discusses the past, present and future of cyber-conflict.

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