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Episode 357: Conservative Catfight

USA - April 12 2021 They used to say that a Conservative was a Liberal who’d been mugged. Today’s version is that a Conservative who’s comfortable with business…

Virginia Poised to Become Second State with Comprehensive Privacy Law

USA - February 10 2021 On January 29, 2021 and February 3, 2021, respectively, the Virginia House of Delegates and Virginia Senate passed the Virginia Consumer Data…

Episode 344: China and the CIA: A Wilderness of Mirror Imaging

China, USA - January 11 2021 In this Episode, I interview Zach Dorfman about his excellent reports in Foreign Policy about US-China intelligence competition in the last decade…

Episode 343: The Grim Lessons of the SolarWinds Breach

USA - January 4 2021 Episode 343 of the Cyberlaw Podcast is a long meditation on the ways in which technology is encouraging other nations to exercise soft power inside…

The Urgent Need to Assess and Respond to Russian Supply Chain Attacks

Russia, USA - December 22 2020 According to media reports, Russian government hackers have penetrated the systems of thousands of companies across a variety of industries, as well…

US DOE and NIST Partner to Improve Cybersecurity in Energy, Maritime Transportation Industries

USA - October 22 2020 On October 5, the US Department of Energy’s Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response (CESER) reached a $3 million partnership…

Data Security Components of New York’s SHIELD Act Take Effect

USA - May 6 2020 While most businesses have been preoccupied with navigating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, a significant change to businesses’ data security…

Episode 308: Location, location, location. And the virus.

USA - March 30 2020 David Kris, Paul Rosenzweig, and I dive deep on the big tech issue of the COVID-19 contagion: Whether (but mostly how) to use mobile phone location…

Episode 307: Is privacy in pandemics like atheism in foxholes?

USA - March 23 2020 That’s the question I debate with David Kris and Nick Weaver as we explore the ways in which governments are using location data to fight the spread…

California Attorney General Releases Third Draft of CCPA Regulations

USA - March 17 2020 On March 11, California Attorney General (AG) Xavier Becerra released a third version of draft regulations implementing the California Consumer…