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Monthly Archives: December 2019

Episode 294: Examining the DOJ Inspector General’s FBI-FISA Report

Posted in Security Programs & Policies

  For this special edition of the Cyberlaw Podcast, we’ve convened a panel of experts on intelligence and surveillance legal matters. We take a look at the Department of Justice Inspector General’s report on the FBI’s use of FISA applications – and the many errors in those applications. We also touch on FBI Director Wray’s… Continue Reading

Episode 293: Around the World in 80 Hacks

Posted in China, International

  This week Maury Shenk guest hosts the podcast. Even with a “phase one” trade deal with China apparently agreed, there’s of course plenty still at stake between China and the US in the tech space. Nate Jones reports on the Chinese government order for government offices to purge foreign software and equipment within three years… Continue Reading

Episode 291: Ethical Algorithms with Michael Kearns and Aaron Roth

Posted in Privacy Regulation

  Algorithms are at the heart of the Big Data/machine learning/AI changes that are propelling computerized decision-making. In their book, The Ethical Algorithm, Michael Kearns and Aaron Roth, two Computer Science professors at Penn, flag some of the social and ethical choices these changes are forcing upon us. My interview with them touches on many… Continue Reading

Episode 290: The Right to be Forgotten Shoots the Shark

Posted in CFIUS, China, International, Russia

  This Week in the Great Decoupling: The Commerce Department has rolled out proposed telecom and supply chain security rules that never once mention China. More accurately, the Department has rolled out a sketch of its preliminary thinking about proposed rules. Brian Egan and I tackle the substance and history of the proposal and conclude… Continue Reading