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California Attorney General Releases Modified CCPA Regulations

USA - February 14 2020 On February 7, 2020, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra released a second version of draft regulations implementing and interpreting the…

The California Attorney General’s CCPA Regulations: Clarity or More Questions?

USA - October 18 2019 Last week, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra released much anticipated regulations implementing and interpreting the California Consumer…

New York Adopts New Data Breach Law, Including Data Security Requirements

USA - August 7 2019 Last month, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act (Shield Act). The Shield Act expands…

Episode 249: Black swans, black ops, BlackCube, and red herrings

USA - February 4 2019 In this episode, I interview Chris Bing and Joel Schectman about their remarkable stories covering the actions of what amount to US cyber-mercenary…

Episode 248: Tomayto, Tomahto: Right to be Forgotten Meets Right to Die

USA - January 28 2019 If the surgeon about to operate on you has been disciplined for neglecting patients, wouldn’t you like to know? Well, the mandarins of the European…

Episode 247: “If I save Earth, you’re gonna owe me.”

USA - January 22 2019 So says the remarkable Jeff Jonas, CEO of Senzing. And he’s got a claim to be doing just that. A data scientist before data science was cool, Jeff has…

Episode 246: Russia’s Successful Search for Deterrence on the Cheap

Russia - January 14 2019 Brazen Russian intrusions into the US electricity grid lead our episode. I ask Matthew Heiman and Nick Weaver whether Russia intended for us to know…

Episode 245: “Pay no attention to the guns, the flashbang, and the handcuffs. You’re free to go at any time.”

USA - January 8 2019 Nate Jones, David Kris, and I kick off 2019 with a roundup of the month of news since we took our Christmas break. First, we break down the utterly…

Episode 244: Blockchain Takes Over The Podcast

USA - December 17 2018 On December 17th, Alan Cohn hosted the 244th Episode of The Cyberlaw Podcast. We took a deep dive into all things blockchain and cryptocurrency…

Episode 243: Tech World Turned Upside Down Down Under

Australia, Canada, China, USA - December 10 2018 In the News Roundup, Nick Weaver and I offer very different assessments of Australia’s controversial encryption bill. Nick’s side of the argument is…