Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast - Interview with Matt Tait

March 6, 2017

In our 153rd episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Michael Vatis, and Maury Shenk discuss:

  • Howard Schmidt, RIP 
  • The Trump wiretap story
  • A federal magistrate judge in Wisconsin has ruled that the government can use a warrant issued under the Stored Communications Act to compel email providers to disclose the content of emails stored abroad
  • An internet-connected teddy bear company hacked, 2 million parent-child voice messages exposed and held ransom
  • New analysis of the 50c army forces a reconsideration of who they are and what they do
  • The fight over 702 reauthorization warms up:
    • lefty lawmakers want an estimate on how many innocent Americans are swept up in key surveillance programs up for reauthorization this year;
    • a dozen civil society groups are asking Vera Jourová the European Commissioner for Justice, Consumer and Gender Equality to suspend the US-EU Privacy Shield unless reforms are made to Section 702; 
    • Wilbur Ross endorses Privacy Shield.

Our guest interview is with Matt Tait, CEO and Founder of Capital Alpha Security.

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