The Cyberlaw Podcast

Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode 69: An Interview with Jason Brown

By Stewart Baker
Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 3:52 PM

Our guest for Episode 69 is , the Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge of the Cyber Intelligence Section at the U.S. Secret Service. We talk about the Secret Service’s Electronic Crimes Task Forces and their critical role in investigating data breaches affecting financial institutions, retailers and other companies. We also discuss how the Secret Service helps companies prepare for and mitigate their risk of an incident. We talk about issues that impact breach victims’ decisions about whether or how to engage with law enforcement and about how the relationship between law enforcement and Internet providers has changed in the post-Snowden world. Finally, we discuss how the changing jurisprudence relating to electronic searches is impacting the day-to-day conduct of criminal investigations.

In the news roundup, we discuss the dysfunction in the Senate that has led to the (temporary?) 

We mull over the  on the Sixth Circuit’s . The DOJ Criminal Division , and  in an email scanning case. In our “prurient interest” feature, 

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 online. And we weigh the possible impact of . Once again,  joins us to talk about developments in Europe, including new , Skype’s efforts to , and discussions about  that could have a significant impact on US providers.

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