Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast - Interview with Phyllis Schneck

September 16, 2014

In our thirty-fourth episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Jason Weinstein, Michael Vatis, and Marc Frey discuss:

  • This week in NSA:  Newly released documents indicate that back in 2008, the US government had threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day if it failed to comply with an order for data under the PRISM program
  • Alien Tort Statute suit that was dismissed against Cisco
  • Further updates on the right to be forgotten
  • A German court has ordered Google to provide more responsive customer support
  • California adopted a law that further protects customers’ ability to post negative reviews to Yelp and other sites
  • Home Depot confirms its breach
  • Adobe breach victims have standing based on risk of future harm 
  • Increased pressure for ECPA reform
  • Microsoft has agreed to be held in contempt on search warrant litigation in New York

In our second half, we discuss cybersecurity legislation and DHS’s highest cybersecurity priorities with Dr. Phyllis Schneck, the Deputy Undersecretary for Cybersecurity for the Department of Homeland Security’s National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD).

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