This week’s news roundup is dominated by the Ninth Circuit and the European Union. The EU parliament has approved the Privacy Shield that replaces the Safe Harbor. Michael Vatis, Alan Cohn and I ask whether companies should seek protection under what may prove to be a pretty leaky Shield.
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European hypocrisy on data protection is a lot like the weather. Everyone complains about it but no one does anything about it. Until today.
European news and sensibilities dominate episode 112. I indulge in some unseemly gloating about Europe’s newfound enthusiasm for the PNR data it wasted years of my life trying to negotiate out of the US counterterrorism toolbox. I pester our guest, Eric Jensen, about his work on the Tallinn 2.0 manual covering the law of cyberwar; the manual seems to offer an ever-more-European take on cyberweapons and the law of armed conflict.
Alan Cohn and Jason Weinstein talk to Robin Weisman and Peter Van Valkenburgh from the Coin Center.
Live from RSA, it’s episode 104, with special guest Jim Lewis, CSIS’s renowned cybersecurity expert and Steptoe’s own Alan Cohn.