Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast - Interview with Tom Finan

October 22, 2014

In our thirty-ninth episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Michael Vatis, Stephanie Roy, and Marc Frey discuss:

  • This week in NSA:  House and Senate Judiciary chairs call for action on USA Freedom Act
  • HBO and CBS announce they will be offering online streaming services and the implications on net neutrality
  • Parents' responsibility for what their children do on Facebook 
  • FBI director Comey calling for CALEA reform
  • The Justice Department opens the door to a round of new disability claims against websites
  • This week in the right to be forgotten: The BBC announces the “right to remember” and a progressive group urges Google to bring the right to be forgotten to the US
  • TD Bank pays $850,000 to the state AGs over a “possible” breach
  • Russian hackers target Western governments and are caught
  • The FBI is warning about another and even more sophisticated set of Chinese government hackers
  • Video Privacy Act may not be as effective as first thought

In our second half, we discuss the role of DHS’s National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) in cybersecurity insurance with Tom Finan, Senior Cybersecurity Strategist and Counsel at DHS’s NPPD.

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