60 episodes

On the Tech Policy Grind Podcast, we discuss the most pressing issues at the intersection of law and technology. We chat with friends and fellows of the Internet Law and Policy Foundry about their perspectives on emerging topics in tech law and policy. From AI to cybersecurity, internet governance, privacy, and more - join us weekly to dig into the latest in tech policy!

The Tech Policy Grind was created by Fellows from the Internet Law and Policy Foundry. The Foundry is a collaborative organization for Internet law and policy professionals who are passionate about disruptive innovation.

Reema Moussa is our host, producer, and editor. Lama Mohammed is our social and promotional coordinator, and our accessibility coordinator is Allyson McReynolds. the 2022 - 2024 class of Foundry Fellows.

If you’re interested in supporting the show, reach out to us at foundrypodcasts@ilpfoundry.us.

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Tech Policy Grind The Internet Law & Policy Foundry

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On the Tech Policy Grind Podcast, we discuss the most pressing issues at the intersection of law and technology. We chat with friends and fellows of the Internet Law and Policy Foundry about their perspectives on emerging topics in tech law and policy. From AI to cybersecurity, internet governance, privacy, and more - join us weekly to dig into the latest in tech policy!

The Tech Policy Grind was created by Fellows from the Internet Law and Policy Foundry. The Foundry is a collaborative organization for Internet law and policy professionals who are passionate about disruptive innovation.

Reema Moussa is our host, producer, and editor. Lama Mohammed is our social and promotional coordinator, and our accessibility coordinator is Allyson McReynolds. the 2022 - 2024 class of Foundry Fellows.

If you’re interested in supporting the show, reach out to us at foundrypodcasts@ilpfoundry.us.

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    Will the U.S. Ban TikTok? With Adam Kovacevich and Carl Szabo

    Will the U.S. Ban TikTok? With Adam Kovacevich and Carl Szabo

    Welcome back to the Tech Policy Grind Podcast by the Internet Law and Policy Foundry. In this episode, Joe Catapano chats with Adam Kovacevich, Chamber of Progress and Carl Szabo, NetChoice on whether the U.S. can, will, or should ban TikTok. There are many options being discussed from an outright ban on the app, to divestiture and audits of TikTok’s algorithms. 

    Take a listen to hear from two of DC’s experts in tech policy on whether the U.S. can ban TikTok. 

    Note: We recorded this episode on January 12, 2023. It does not reflect any developments after that date. 

    You can connect with Adam on Twitter @adamkovac, and Carl @carlszabo. Visit https://progresschamber.org/ for more information on the Chamber of Progress and https://netchoice.org/ for more information on NetChoice.

    Thanks for listening, and stay tuned for Season 4 this coming March!

    Joe participates in the Internet Law & Policy Foundry in his personal capacity. Any commentary in this podcast is his alone and does not reflect the views of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. ICANN is a technical organization and does not deal with matters related to content, apps, or anything outside of the Internet’s unique identifiers as outlined in its mission. 

    • 51 min
    A Year in Review with the Tech Policy Grind [Episode 30]

    A Year in Review with the Tech Policy Grind [Episode 30]

    What a year it's been...in this episode, some familiar faces (or rather, voices) from the Tech Policy Grind team of Internet Law and Policy Foundry Class 4 Fellows come together to review the revival of the pod with Season 3 this year. We dive into the original history behind the podcast's conception, what the Foundry has been up to this year, and what we're looking forward to in 2023.

    Also, we chat over some exciting changes coming to the Foundry Fellowship in 2023. If you're interested in joining the Foundry as a Fellow, make sure to check out ilpfoundry.us and follow us on social media (LinkedIn and Twitter @ILPFoundry) for updates on when the 2023 Fellow Application will be released.

    It's been a wild ride. Whether you've been tuning in since the beginning or just hopped on, we want to hear from you! Reach out to us at foundrypodcasts@ilpfoundry.us. What are your thoughts on the show this season, and what are you hoping to see in Season 4?

    That's right; we'll be back in 2023 with some exciting changes for Season 4 of your favorite tech policy podcast.

    Signing off for now - have a happy new year everyone!

    Much love,

    Reema, Meri, Joe, Lama, and the whole Tech Policy Grind Team

    If you’d like to support the show, please donate to the Foundry here.

    Disclaimer: The thoughts and opinions discussed in this episode do not reflect the views of the organizations and institutions that Reema, Meri, Joe, and Lama are affiliated with.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    When Law and Computer Science Meet: Fellow Highlight with Nathan Reitinger [Episode 29]

    When Law and Computer Science Meet: Fellow Highlight with Nathan Reitinger [Episode 29]

    We're coming down to the end of Season 3 of the Tech Policy Grind! For our last Fellow Highlight of the season (and 2022), Reema chats with Class 4 Foundry Fellow Nathan Reitinger, PhD Candidate in Computer Science at the University of Maryland...and JD? Tune in to hear about Nathan's experience in applied privacy, and what a career at the nexus of law and computer science looks like.

    Nathan is a lawyer and computer scientist. He holds a masters in computer science, security track, from Columbia University (advised by Steve Bellovin), a JD from Michigan State (licensed in New Hampshire), and is currently enrolled in a computer science PhD program at the University of Maryland (advised by Michelle Mazurek). Nathan's work focuses on where law and computer science meet, using tools from each of the respective disciplines to solve interesting problems. More specifically, he works in the area of applied privacy: It shouldn’t take a masters-level degree in computing to obtain privacy in today’s world, but it does---and we should fix that!

    Check out Nathan's website here; https://nathanreitinger.umiacs.io/

    If you would like to sponsor an episode or propose a guest for the show, get in touch with us: foundrypodcasts@ilpfoundry.us

    If you’d like to support the show, please donate to the Foundry here.

    Article Mentioned: EU Commission Publishes Draft Adequacy Decision on Privacy Shield 2.0 [Goodwin Procter, Data + Privacy + Cybersecurity Insights Blog by Lore Leitner, Boris Segalis, Omer Tene, Gretchen Scott, Gabe Maldoff, Josephine Jay and Arjun Dhar].

    • 36 min
    Privacy Legislation in 2023: What’s Coming in the New Year? with Keir Lamont [Episode 28]

    Privacy Legislation in 2023: What’s Coming in the New Year? with Keir Lamont [Episode 28]

    2022 is nearly over, and it's been a wild year for privacy. In this episode, Reema sits down with Keir Lamont, Senior Counsel and U.S. Legislation Lead at the Future of Privacy Forum. Keir recaps what happened in the world of privacy legislation in 2022, and what the tech policy world can expect out of privacy legislation in the New Year.

    Keir Lamont, CIPP/US, is a Senior Counsel with the Future of Privacy Forum’s U.S. legislation team. In this role, he supports policymaker education and independent analysis concerning federal, state, and local consumer privacy laws and regulations. Previously, Keir held positions at CCIA and the Program on Data and Governance at Ohio State University. He holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. in Political Science & Economics from the University of Florida. Follow him on Twitter @keir_lamont.

    Check out Keir’s latest blog post, “Five Big Questions (and Zero Predictions) for the U.S. State Privacy Landscape in 2023” on the FPF website.

    If you would like to sponsor an episode or propose a guest for the show, get in touch with us: foundrypodcasts@ilpfoundry.us

    If you’d like to support the show, please donate to the Foundry here.

    • 44 min
    Implementing the Rules of the Network Road: A Conversation with NANOG Executive Director Edward McNair [Episode 27]

    Implementing the Rules of the Network Road: A Conversation with NANOG Executive Director Edward McNair [Episode 27]

    Welcome back to the Tech Policy Grind Podcast by the Internet Law and Policy Foundry. In this episode, Joe Catapano, ILPF Class 4 fellow interviews Edward McNair, Executive Director of the North America Network Operators Group (NANOG). We all know the role that lawyers and government officials play in contributing to tech policy, but how do the people that “make it work” (e.g. network operators, software engineers) help develop the rules of the road?

    NANOG is just one of many organizations that bring technical expertise to the table, whether it’s feeding into formal policymaking processes at global multi-stakeholder bodies, or raising awareness with lawmakers. Hear how NANOG works to represent the needs and views of the Internet’s technical communities.

    You can read Edward’s full bio on the NANOG website.

    Coming soon from the Foundry: keep an eye out for the next round of applications to become a Foundry Fellow!

    If you'd like to sponsor an episode or propose a guest for the show, get in touch with us: foundrypodcasts@ilpfoundry.us

    If you'd like to support the show, consider donating to the Foundry; you can do so here.

    • 38 min
    Privacy, Antitrust, and Algorithmic Bias; Working at the Intersections with Caitlin Chin [Episode 26]

    Privacy, Antitrust, and Algorithmic Bias; Working at the Intersections with Caitlin Chin [Episode 26]

    Welcome back to the Tech Policy Grind! Today, Reema chats with Caitlin Chin, a Class 4 Fellow at the Foundry and a a fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), on her work at the intersection of privacy, antitrust, and algorithmic bias.

    At CSIS, Caitlin researches technology regulation in the United States and abroad. She previously worked as a research analyst at the Brookings Institution, where her projects centered around U.S. federal and state legislation related to information privacy, antitrust, and algorithmic bias. At Brookings, Chin coauthored "Bridging the gaps: A path forward to federal privacy legislation" (with Cameron Kerry, John Morris Jr., and Nicol Turner Lee), which put forward a comprehensive framework for national commercial privacy standards in the United States. In addition, she has published over two dozen other reports or commentaries on public policy issues including "Addressing Big Tech's power over speech" (with Bill Baer) and "Why Democrats and Republicans would benefit from hate crime protections for Asian Americans."

    She's also spoken on C-SPAN, WOSU/NPR, and France 24, and her work has been cited by the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and the Future of Privacy Forum, among other organizations. She has a BA in government and Spanish from the University of Maryland and an MPP from Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy. Her master's thesis, "Examining national privacy laws in the context of international trade," won a student paper award at the 48th Research Conference on Communications, Information, and Internet Policy (TPRC48) in 2020. She was also a recipient of Public Knowledge's 20/20 Visionaries award in 2021.

    Coming soon from the Foundry: keep an eye out for the next round of applications to become a Foundry Fellow!

    If you'd like to sponsor an episode or propose a guest for the show, get in touch with us: foundrypodcasts@ilpfoundry.us

    If you'd like to support the show, consider donating to the Foundry; you can do so here.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Mireille_M ,

Highly recommend!

Thoughtful and insightful, the podcast does a phenomenal job of breaking down emerging issues in tech law and policy. The hosts are personable and friendly, and ask the guests great clarifying questions about the more nuanced details of topics that listeners may not be as familiar with. As a recent graduate who is extremely interested in getting into tech policy, I particularly appreciate the standard questions to guests about how they started working in tech law/policy and what books they are reading. I also think it would be great if they continued featuring bonus episodes when possible (like those from SOTN) - I would love to hear more from other conferences, talks, etc. I believe they show the scope of dialogues in the tech policy world, and give listeners a peek into what goes on in those dialogues even if they are not able to attend themselves. Can’t wait for next season!

Franklin Graves ,

Killer podcast for technology law & policy!

The range of interviews and topics covered is incredible! I highly recommend this podcast if you want to keep up-to-date on recent developments in tech law & policy or just listen in about awesome work attorneys are doing in the space. Keep up the great work!

policywonka ,

Learning a lot!

This is a great startup podcast to hear about trending law and policy issues in the tech world. I'm learning each episode from people who are starting out in their careers. Cool concept!

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