Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast - Interview with Robert Litt

October 28, 2014

In our fortieth episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Michael Vatis, and Harry Lee discuss:

  • This week in NSA:  Two high-ranking NSA employees have recently left positions due to scrutiny over their involvement in private industryThe Supreme Court is taking another privacy case
  • PF Chang’s cybersecurity insurance dispute with Travelers
  • Leslie Caldwell, the new head of the Justice Department’s criminal division, joins FBI Director Comey in complaining about Silicon Valley’s reluctance to help law enforcement
  • According to the Stored Communications Act, companies like Google may not provide the contents of emails in response to subpoenas
  • The FCC proposes $10 million in fines for bad cybersecurity practices
  • Confusion over when you need a warrant to get third party information continues in the courts
  • Banks are demanding that their contractors and suppliers adopt stronger cybersecurity – law firms are expressly included

In our second half, we discuss the USA Freedom Act and the Presidential Policy Directive-28 (PPD-28) with Robert Litt, the General Counsel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. 

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