February 2014

In our eighth episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Michael Vatis, Jason Weinstein and guest commentators Stephen Heifetz and Stephanie Roy discuss:

  • This week in NSA/Snowden: Law Firm Surveillance Report Cited in Legal Challenge and Report: American law firm’s communications spied on; Merkel Backs Plan to Keep European Data in Europe and EU

In our seventh episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Jason Weinstein discusses:

  • This week in NSA: Clapper says Snowden exploited perfect storm of security lapses/Snowden swiped password from NSA coworker; FISA Court backs Pres. Obama’s changes to phone metadata program/government seeking info about private sector’s ability to hold the data; Rand Paul sues Pres. Obama

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

  • This Week in NSA: Transparency reports disclose Foreign Intelligence Surveillance orders and telephony metadata program is not tracking as much as previously thought
  • Target breach update: hackers got in through HVAC contractor and Senate Judiciary Committee hearing and

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