Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast - Interview with Michael Allen

March 31, 2014

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

  • This week in NSA: Proposal to replace NSA's 215 metadata program with one where the data remains with the telephone companies; the new chief judge at the FISA court; and China has promised to bolster its cybersecurity while protesting news that Huawei was hacked by NSA
  • This week in Target: Banks suing not just Target but also its security assessor
  • Microsoft admits to opening a subscriber's Hotmail account to track an employee who was leaking its business secrets
  • Bitcoin assets to be subject to capital gains calculations
  • Additional stories: Cy pres settlements of privacy suits reaches new heights as a new $8.5 million payout is finally approved; European Court of Justice rules that ISPs must block copyright infringing sites

In our second half, we have an interview with Michael Allen, former Majority Staff Director of the House Intelligence Committee and Founder & Managing Director of Beacon Global Strategies.

Download the thirteenth episode (mp3).

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