Our blockchain colleagues recently published an article on the rapidly evolving landscape where blockchain intersects with data security and privacy. If you’ve ever wondered how blockchains can be considered secure even though hacks of cryptocurrency exchanges routinely make headlines, or whether distributing a permanent ledger to every participant in a network might run afoul of
European Data Protection Board Adopts Draft Guidelines on Territorial Scope of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) is an independent advisory body, established by the GDPR, that issues guidelines, recommendations, and best practices for the application of the GDPR.
At its Third Plenary on September 26, the EDPB adopted new draft guidelines on the GDPR’s territorial scope.
These guidelines should help provide a common interpretation of…
The Cyberlaw Podcast — Interview with Ambassador Nathan Sales
Episode 207: What to do about China?
Our interview this week is with Ambassador Nathan Sales, the State Department’s Counterterrorism Coordinator. We cover a Trump administration diplomatic achievement in the field of technology and terrorism that has been surprisingly undercovered (or maybe it’s not surprising at all, depending on how cynical you are about…
The Cyberlaw Podcast – The News Roundup
Cyberlaw Podcast alumnus Marten Mickos was called before the Senate Commerce Committee to testify about HackerOne’s bug bounty program. But the unhappy star of the hearings was Uber, which was heavily criticized for having paid out a large bonus under cloudy circumstances. Sen. Blumenthal and others on the Hill treated the payment as more…
The Cyberlaw Podcast — Discussion with Michael Sulmeyer and Nicholas Weaver
Episode 192: Discussion with Michael Sulmeyer and Nicholas Weaver
With the Texas church shooting having put encryption back on the front burner, I claim that Apple is becoming the FBI’s crazy ex-girlfriend in Silicon Valley — and offer the tapes to prove it. When Nick Weaver rises to Apple’s defense, I point out that Apple…
The Cyberlaw Podcast — Election Cybersecurity Panel with Chris Krebs and Ed Felten
191: Election security may be better than you think. Unless you live in New Jersey.
Episode 191 is our long-awaited election security podcast before a live, and lively, audience. Our panel consists of Chris Krebs, formerly of Microsoft and now the top cybersecurity official at DHS (with the longest title in the federal government…
The Cyberlaw Podcast – Interview with Mårten Mickos
Episode 185: The Midnight Basketball of Cybersecurity
This episode features an interview with Mårten Mickos, the CEO of HackerOne. HackerOne administers bug bounty and vulnerability disclosure programs for a host of private companies as well as DOD’s “Hack the Pentagon” program. He explains how such programs work, how companies and agencies typically get started…
The Cyberlaw Podcast – News Roundup
Episode 181: Equifax and the Upside of Nation-State Cyberattacks
Was the Equifax breach a nation-state attack? Nick Weaver parses the data, and I explore the surprising upside for Equifax if it was.
Twitter comes to Capitol Hill to talk Russian election interference; it goes home with a flea in its ear and plenty…
Interview with Jeanette Manfra
Episode 179: Interview with Jeanette Manfra
Our interview is with Jeanette Manfra, DHS’s Assistant Secretary for Cyber Security and Communications. We cover her agency’s binding directive to other civilian agencies to purge Kaspersky software from their systems, and her advice to victims of the Equifax breach (and to doctors who think that Abbott Labs’…
Interview with Rebecca Richards and Elizabeth Goitein
Episode 178: The Evil Dolphin Episode
The Cyberlaw Podcast kicks off a series exploring section 702 – the half-US/half-foreign collection program that has proven effective against terrorists while also proving controversial with civil liberties groups. With the program due to expire on December 31, we’ll examine the surveillance controversies spawned by the program. Today, we…