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A weekly conversation on cybersecurity law and policy, surveillance and digital privacy. Hosted by the CyberWire's Dave Bittner and Ben Yelin from the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security. They break down important current legal cases, policy battles, and regulatory matters along with the news headlines that matter most. It’s not just a podcast for lawyers and policymakers; security professionals, businesses, and anyone concerned about privacy and security in the digital age will find the discussions accessible, relevant, and thought provoking.

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A weekly conversation on cybersecurity law and policy, surveillance and digital privacy. Hosted by the CyberWire's Dave Bittner and Ben Yelin from the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security. They break down important current legal cases, policy battles, and regulatory matters along with the news headlines that matter most. It’s not just a podcast for lawyers and policymakers; security professionals, businesses, and anyone concerned about privacy and security in the digital age will find the discussions accessible, relevant, and thought provoking.

    Defining digital sovereignty: there's no such place as cyberspace.

    Defining digital sovereignty: there's no such place as cyberspace.

    Ben has the story of Amazon allegedly spying on warehouse workers, Dave has an overview of how cyber policy may play out in a Biden Administration, and later in the show Dave's conversation with Robert Carolina. He is general counsel for the Internet Systems Consortium, and a senior visiting fellow in the Information Security Group at the University of London. 
    While this show covers legal topics, and Ben is a lawyer, the views expressed do not constitute legal advice. For official legal advice on any of the topics we cover, please contact your attorney. 
    Links to stories:

    Secret Amazon Reports Expose the Company’s Surveillance of Labor and Environmental Groups

    How cyber policy will evolve under Biden


    Got a question you'd like us to answer on our show? You can send your audio file to caveat@thecyberwire.com or simply leave us a message at (410) 618-3720. Hope to hear from you. 

    • 49 min
    Protecting the integrity of information and maintaining privacy.

    Protecting the integrity of information and maintaining privacy.

    Ben has an update on Baltimore’s spy plane, Dave wonders about the tension between free speech, disinformation and public health, and later in the show Dave's conversation with Laura Noren, NYU Visiting Professor of Data Science and VP of Privacy & Trust at Obsidian Security on who governs the cloud and what data protection regulations are actually enforceable.
    While this show covers legal topics, and Ben is a lawyer, the views expressed do not constitute legal advice. For official legal advice on any of the topics we cover, please contact your attorney. 
    Links to stories:

    Appeals court rules Baltimore “spy plane” does not violate privacy rights

    Tweet Dave discusses


    Got a question you'd like us to answer on our show? You can send your audio file to caveat@thecyberwire.com or simply leave us a message at (410) 618-3720. Hope to hear from you. 

    • 38 min
    Playing into the hands of our adversaries.

    Playing into the hands of our adversaries.

    Ben looks facial recognition technology being used on protesters, Dave's got the story of ICE and DHS buying up moment-by-moment mobile device location data, and later in the show Dave's conversation with Jamil Jaffer from IronNet Security.
    While this show covers legal topics, and Ben is a lawyer, the views expressed do not constitute legal advice. For official legal advice on any of the topics we cover, please contact your attorney. 
    Links to stories:

    Facial recognition used to identify Lafayette Square protester accused of assault

    DHS Authorities Are Buying Moment-By-Moment Geolocation Cellphone Data To Track People


    Got a question you'd like us to answer on our show? You can send your audio file to caveat@thecyberwire.com or simply leave us a message at (410) 618-3720. Hope to hear from you. 
    Thanks to our sponsor, KnowBe4.

    • 37 min
    Elizabeth Wharton: Strong shoulders for someone else to stand on. [Legal] [Career Notes]

    Elizabeth Wharton: Strong shoulders for someone else to stand on. [Legal] [Career Notes]

    As we are not publishing in observance of Veterans Day, we thought you might like to check out an episode of our weekly Career Notes short form podcast that comes out on Sundays. Check it out and subscribe today!
    Technology attorney and startup chief of staff Elizabeth Wharton shares her experiences and how she came to work with companies in technology. Elizabeth talks about how she always liked solving problems and Nancy Drew mysteries, but not litigation. These morphed finding into her home in the policy legal world and some time later, technology law. Elizabeth describes how she loves planning and strategy in her work and encourages others to ask questions and absorb all of the information. Our thanks to Elizabeth for sharing her story with us. 

    • 6 min
    IoT device risk: can legislation keep up?

    IoT device risk: can legislation keep up?

    Dave wonders if Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg isn’t asking congress to throw him in the briar patch. Ben looks at the massive amount of data politicians gather on voters, our Listener on the Line came about when Dave was chatting with his pal Jason DeFillippo on Grumpy Old Geeks about facial recognition software, and later in the show, Dave has a conversation with Curtis Simpson, CISO at Armis, he shares his thoughts on some recent IoT legislative updates.
    While this show covers legal topics, and Ben is a lawyer, the views expressed do not constitute legal advice. For official legal advice on any of the topics we cover, please contact your attorney. 
    Links to stories:

    How politicians target you: 3,000 data points on every voter, including your phone number

    Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg calls for Section 230 reform, 'Congress should update the law'

    Activists Turn Facial Recognition Tools Against the Police


    Got a question you'd like us to answer on our show? You can send your audio file to caveat@thecyberwire.com or simply leave us a message at (410) 618-3720. Hope to hear from you. 
    Thanks to our sponsor, KnowBe4.

    • 44 min
    The Malware Mash!

    The Malware Mash!

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