In our fifth episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Michael Vatis and Jason Weinstein discuss:

  • Potential talks between the US and Snowden if he pleads guilty
  • Senator Leahy’s view of Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board; calls for end to 215 program during Senate hearing with AG; cyber researchers also call for end to program
  • Google pushes back vs. data localization
  • Deal reached on what providers can share with public and the possible impact on start-ups
  • FTC update – LabMD motion to dismiss denied; LabMD says costs of investigation are destroying its business; FTC announces its 50th data security settlement
  • Google to appeal Mosley ruling
  • Data breach update: Target says vendor credentials compromised, Michaels investigating breach
  • Jamshid Muhtorov’s challenge of NSA surveillance that led to charges of terrorism-related offenses

In our second half we have an interview with Ellen Nakashima, national security reporter for The Washington Post.

Download the fifth episode (mp3).