Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast – Interview with James Baker

June 23, 2015

In our seventy-second episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Michael Vatis, Jason Weinstein, and Alan Cohn discuss: 

  • Growing threats to free speech:  France’s censorship of Google; the European Court of Human Rights endorses liability for intermediaries; the Right to be Forgotten returns to Russia
  • Houston Astros’ database hack
  • FBI faces criticism over stingray disclosures and aerial surveillance
  • US Supreme Court boosts privacy rights in hotel case
  • White House orders all .gov sites to use SSL encryption • FISA court decides it doesn’t need an amicus
  • Sony is still at risk in an employee class action for the data breach
  • Hackback gets interest from a Congressional hearing 
  • In Other News: Jacob Applebaum appeals to the Chinese to release OPM files to Wikileaks; Glenn Greenwald stands up for Russia

In our second half we have an interview with James Baker, General Counsel of the FBI, where we discuss the FBI’s aerial surveillance capabilities, stingrays, “Going Dark,” encryption, and the bureau’s attribution of cyberattacks.

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