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Episode 410: Game play trumps Chinese national security

China, USA - June 7 2022 If you’ve been worrying about how a leaky U.S. government can possibly compete with China’s combination of economic might and autocratic government…

Episode 405: Google’s Spamgate

USA - May 2 2022 Retraction: An earlier Episode of the Cyberlaw Podcast may have left the impression that I think Google hates mothers. I regret the error. It appears…

Utah becomes fourth state to enact consumer privacy law

USA - March 28 2022 On March 24, Utah Governor Spencer Cox signed into law the Utah Consumer Privacy Act, which gives state residents the right to know what personal…

Episode 395: Cyberwar for real this time?

USA - February 22 2022 Troops and sanctions and accusations are coming thick and fast in Ukraine as we record the podcast. Michael Ellis draws on his past experience at the…

Judge engelmayer shows willingness to preliminarily assess contract dispute, to help foster settlement

USA - February 15 2022 It is rare for a judge to express views on the merits of a case ahead of a trial, but last week Judge Engelmayer did so, apparently at the urging of…

Commerce department issues request for public comment on the section 232 exclusion process

European Union, Global, USA - February 15 2022 On February 10, 2022, the Department of Commerce (“the Department”) published a Federal Register Notice requesting public comments on the process for…

Episode 393: The Ad-Based Internet: Is the Roof Caving In, or Just a Few Rafters?

USA - February 7 2022 Another week, another industry-shaking antitrust bill from Senate Judiciary: This time, it’s the Open App Store Act, and Mark MacCarthy reports that…

Episode 389: The FTC jumps into Llog4j cleanup with one foot

USA - January 12 2022 The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) other foot, I argue, is lodged firmly in its mouth. Tatyana Bolton defends the agency, which released what can…

Episode 383: Cyber Incident Reporting Bill: Good News for K Street

USA - November 15 2021 Two major Senate committees have reached agreement on a cyber incident reporting mandate. And it looks like the big winner are the business lobbyists…

Colorado Becomes Third State to Adopt a Comprehensive Privacy Law

USA - July 8 2021 On July 7, 2021, Gov. Jared Polis signed into law the Colorado Privacy Act (CPA), which will go into effect on July 1, 2023. Like California’s and…