Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast - Interview with Juan Zarate

January 15, 2015

In our forty-ninth episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Michael Vatis, Jason Weinstein, and Meredith Rathbone are joined by Juan Zarate, a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), in a discussion of:

  • New credit cards may fall short on fraud control
  • FBI says warrants are not needed for stingrays
  • EU data supervisor presses for privacy overhaul in 2015
  • Lyft and Uber answer Senator Franken on privacy 
  • NY District Attorney criticizes Apple, Google for phone encryption plans
  • German government sites shut down by cyberattack
  • Sony hackers ‘Got Sloppy’ says FBI director
  • FBI asks for information sharing
  • FCC will continue punishing data security violations
  • Russia extends deadline for data localization
  • French terror attacks will affect surveillance in both Europe and the US

In our second half, Juan Zarate offers his insights on US sanctions on North Korea following the Sony attack.

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