Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast – Interview with Peter Singer

September 11, 2015

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

  • Data breach losses are being measured in the tens or even hundreds of millions of dollars
  • Courts are becoming less sympathetic to the breaches: The Seventh Circuit cleared the way for a breach suit against Neiman Marcus; The FTC and the Third Circuit were kicking Wyndham around the courtroom and down the courthouse steps     
  • Section 215 ruled illegal by appeals court
  • Fight over location data and the warrant requirement continues:  Judge Koh and the Fourth Circuit say a warrant is needed for location data; DOJ changes policy on cellphone surveillance; Baltimore’s public defender’s office to review cases using stingray technology

In our second half we have an interview with Peter Singer, author of Ghost Fleet, a thriller designed to illustrate the author’s policy and military chops.

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