Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast - Interview with Mark Weatherford

March 10, 2014

In our tenth episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker and Jason Weinstein discuss:  

  • This week in NSA/Snowden: Keith Alexander hints about a possible end to the broad collection of metadata – and the FISA court’s refusal to extend the 5-year retention deadline for NSA’s store of metadata.  Was that ruling a defeat for NSA – or the result of a clever litigation strategy? 
  • Roundup of Bitcoin news:  What is going on here?!
  • Taking a second look at the copyright fight over “Innocence of Muslims”
  • In wiretap news, the $21 million Justice Department claim against Sprint for overcharging on wiretaps
  • This week in cybersecurity policy: the Obama administration’s approach is getting the most sincere form of flattery from other nations; China and Europe are once again living out the fantasies of American officials; except for the FTC, which as far as we can tell is already living in its own fantasy, riding a 50-plus streak of wins to a couple more victories, though one was closer than expected.  

In our second half we have an interview with Mark Weatherford, a Principal at the Chertoff Group. 

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