On December 17th, Alan Cohn hosted the 244th episode of The Cyberlaw Podcast. We took a deep dive into all things blockchain and cryptocurrency, discussing recent regulatory developments and projections for 2019.
We are fully back from our August hiatus, and leading off a series of great interviews, I talk with Bruce Schneier about his new book, Click Here to Kill Everybody: Security and Survival in a Hyper-Connected World. Bruce is an internationally renowned technologist, privacy and security commentator, and someone I respect a lot more… Continue Reading
On May 16, four years after issuing a proposed rule, the FAR Council issued a final cybersecurity-related rule that reaches deep into the supply chain and is applicable to virtually all government contractors and subcontractors. The rule establishes a new FAR subpart 4.19 and a clause 52.204-21, both of which are entitled “Basic Safeguarding of Covered… Continue Reading
Does the FISA court perform a recognizably judicial function when it reviews 702 minimization procedures for compliance with the fourth amendment? Our guest for episode 115 is Orin Kerr, GWU professor and all-round computer crime guru, and Orin and I spend a good part of the interview puzzling over Congress’s mandate that the FISA court… Continue Reading
We’re back from hiatus with a boatload of news and a cautiously libertarian technologist guest in Nick Weaver of the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley. To start Episode 95 of the podcast, Michael Vatis and I plumb the meaning of the Cyber Security Act’s passage. The big news? Apparently Santa is real, state laws… Continue Reading
It’s only been about a week since New York’s outgoing Superintendent of Financial Services Ben Lawsky released the long-awaited “BitLicense” rules for digital currency businesses operating in New York, but it’s not too early to try to assess the potential impact of those rules on the development of Bitcoin-related businesses and emerging financial technologies. The… Continue Reading
With all of the hype and hyperbole surrounding bitcoin and the dizzying array of press coverage, it can be hard for companies to know where to start in evaluating the potential risks involved in making bitcoin a part of their business. Law360 published an article this week in which I make sense of it all –… Continue Reading
A Forbes article by Greg McNeal argues that the UAV industry is now squarely in the privacy lobby’s sights. That means that the industry must be demonized relentlessly until new legal constraints are imposed on public and private use of the technology. All the signs are there. The left-leaning privacy groups have already recruited Drudge and… Continue Reading