Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast - Interview with Ambassador Sepulveda

November 20, 2014

In our forty-third episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Michael Vatis, Jason Weinstein, and Markham Erickson discuss: 

  • This week in NSA:  The USA Freedom Act is showing signs of life as Sen. Reid promises Sen. Leahy floor time in the lame duck session; The US raises cyber charges against China
  • The week’s new feature the “Law Behind the Headlines”: Insecam website streams video from surveillance cameras still using manufacturers’ default login credentials; Law enforcement uses flying DRT Boxes and ground-based stingrays to imitate cell towers and accurately locate particular phones
  • The Ninth Circuit will revisit the “Innocence of Muslims” copyright ruling
  • This week in data breaches:  Anthem Blue Cross puts medical advice and data in the subject line of its emails to patients
  • Argentina’s Supreme Court joins the debate over search engine liability
  • Google weighs in on another privacy issue, taking Europe’s side in the debate over whether and how non-Americans should be covered by the Privacy Act

In our second half, we interview Ambassador Sepulveda, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and US Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy in the State Department’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (EB).

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