Jeff Kosseff

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Jeff Kosseff is an associate professor of cybersecurity law at the U.S. Naval Academy. The views expressed in this piece are only his and do not represent the Defense Department, Department of Navy, or Naval Academy.

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First Amendment

Washington’s Election Misinformation Bill Demonstrates Dangers of Compromising First Amendment Values

Washington Governor Jay Inslee's support for a bill that “would outlaw attempts by candidates and elected officials to spread lies about free and fair elections when it has the likelihood to stoke violence” raises substantial First Amendment problems.

Digital Social Contract

Online Service Providers and the Fight Against Child Exploitation: The Fourth Amendment Agency Dilemma

The Fourth Amendment government agency problem requires platforms to walk a fine—and sometimes untenable—line in searching for private user content that contains child sex abuse material and other illegal material.

Aegis Paper Series

In Defense of FAA Section 702: An Examination of its Justification, Operational Employment, and Legal Underpinnings

The tension between a Nation-state’s need to detect and interdict threats to life, safety and property inevitably conflict with the privacy interests of its individual citizens and private sector entities. Increased flattening and convergence of global communications will continue to exacerbate this tension, as Nation states seek to pursue these twin goods within the common spaces shared by protected populations and those who would hold society at risk.