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Join us for thought provoking conversations on surveillance, digital privacy, and cybersecurity law and policy in the information age. Each week, hosts Dave Bittner and Ben Yelin break down the headlines, legal cases, and policy battles that matter most. 

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Join us for thought provoking conversations on surveillance, digital privacy, and cybersecurity law and policy in the information age. Each week, hosts Dave Bittner and Ben Yelin break down the headlines, legal cases, and policy battles that matter most. 

    What new major cyber regulatory changes are coming?

    What new major cyber regulatory changes are coming?

    Blaise Wabo, Healthcare and Financial Services Director at cybersecurity firm A-LIGN joins Dave to discuss major cyber regulation changes coming to ISO, SOC2, HIPAA, CMMC, NIST Cybersecurity Framework and PCI. Ben shares an interesting federal case on the legal defense of a gentleman forgetting his tablets passcode which landed him in trouble. Dave has an opinion from the EFF on Apple's newest restrictions when it comes to tracking.
    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:

    UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE THIRD CIRCUIT UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. MICHAEL ANTHONY DASHEM

    Facebook Says Apple is Too Powerful. They're Right.


    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.

    • 45 min
    The strength of cybersecurity in America.

    The strength of cybersecurity in America.

    Greg Murphy, CEO of Ordr, joins Dave to share his thoughts on The Strengthening American Cybersecurity Act and what it means to US companies. Ben has an update on the Texas social media platform case, where Republicans are making the case that they are being censored by big social media platforms. Dave's story is on Canadian ISPs being ordered to block pirated streams of hockey games.
    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:

    NHL Broadcasters Win Canada’s First ‘Dynamic’ Pirate IPTV Blocking Order

    NETCHOICE, LLC, DBA NETCHOICE, ET AL. v. KEN PAXTON, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS ON APPLICATION TO VACATE STAY


    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.

    • 39 min
    Encore: Pay the ransom anyway regardless of payment ban?

    Encore: Pay the ransom anyway regardless of payment ban?

    Guest Mark Lance from GuidePoint Security talks with Dave about the FBI's recent advice not to ban ransom payments, some listener follow-up from Kevin who asks for ways a company or small business could keep their security gaps out of courts, Ben shares the story of a judge allowing a lawsuit against Apple alleging privacy violation in its use of Siri, Dave's got the details on trade groups lobbying for streamlined breach reporting standards.
    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:

    U.S. judge rules Google must face much of lawsuit over Voice Assistant

    Industry Groups Urge Lawmakers to Streamline Cyber Breach Reporting Rules


    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. 

    • 39 min
    Cybersecurity and data protection at the forefront of legal disputes.

    Cybersecurity and data protection at the forefront of legal disputes.

    Andrea D'Ambra, from Norton Rose Fulbright law firm, joins Dave to discuss their research on litigation and the privacy landscape, as well as how respondents anticipate that cybersecurity and data protection will be a top driver of new disputes in the next several years. Ben's story is on a new Justice Department policy for charging cases under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and Dave's story is on new guidance from the FTC on student privacy issues.
    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:

    Department of Justice Revises Policy for Charging Cases Under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

    FTC Unanimously Adopts Policy Statement on Education Technology and COPPA


    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. 

    • 41 min
    Reliving a scandal's past.

    Reliving a scandal's past.

    Author, Garrett Graff, joins Ben Yelin to discuss his new book "Watergate: A new history," taking a deep dive into the 1970's scandal, specifically on surveillance and wiretapping and the legality behind it, Ben discusses a newly released court decision on Big Tech platform content moderation that shows a judicial split on the issue, and Dave's story is on the FBI’s surveillance of snapchat users.
    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:

    In the United States Court of Appeals For the Eleventh Circuit

    FBI Wiretap Opens Window To Murderous Drug Gang—And A Crucial Flaw In Snapchat Privacy


    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. 

    • 59 min
    The ever-evolving cybersecurity field.

    The ever-evolving cybersecurity field.

    Guest Kimberly Patlis Walsh, President and Managing Director at Corporate Risk Solutions, joins Dave to discuss the evolution of cybersecurity and the correlating insurance marketplace, Ben's story covers ramifications of legal developments in Texas, and Dave discusses proposed legislation that takes the for-sale sign off the 4th Amendment.
    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:

    Did Fifth Circuit Put Texas In Charge of The Internet?

    Congress should pass the ‘Fourth Amendment Is Not For Sale Act’


    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. 

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

spider280 ,

Great resource

I’ve assigned several episodes to students in my Cyber Law, Policy, and Ethics class for review. They all really enjoy the podcast. Thanks

StinaMasFina ,

Great job! Great information!!

Really appreciate the topics covered! Great job! Thank you!!

Reece O'Bryan ,

Would be 5 stars

Dave is good, the lefty-lawyer needs to have more centered opinions.

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