Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast - Interview with Orin Kerr

July 21, 2014

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

  • This week in NSA:  Snowden claims that NSA employees are circulating inappropriate pictures and Glen Greenwald reports that the Government Communications Headquarters has developed the ability to send spam and tamper with web polls
  • Last week’s UK data retention legislation has been passed into law 
  • Advocates of the right to be forgotten push for censorship of the forgotten
  • The Chinese government demands that Internet companies self-censor
  • The FBI is concerned Google’s driverless cars could be used as ‘lethal weapons’
  • To prevent whistleblowers, the Veterans Administration claims that talking about patient mistreatment is a violation of patient privacy
  • FBI affidavit by Agent Noel Neeman on Chinese cyberespionage tactics and motivations
  • Class action privacy issues move from West Virginia to Illinois
  • Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court declares that you can be forced to decrypt your files

In our second half we interview, Orin Kerr, computer crime law guru and professor of law at Georgetown Washington University. 

Download the twenty-ninth episode (mp3).

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