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Cybersecurity

The Lorax of the Rules Enabling Act: How Not to Stop Mass Hacking

Senator Ron Wyden published an article in Wired this week, co-authored by Matt Blaze and Lawfare’s own Susan Landau, alarmingly entitled, ”The Feds Will Soon Be Able to Legally Hack Almost Anything.” There is a lot to say about the substantive problems with the arguments advanced in the piece, as well as the serious problems with Wyden’s Stop Mass Hacking Act legislation aimed at preventing the Rule 41 change schedule to take effect December 1.

The Cyberlaw Podcast

Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast: Decapitation by Paper Cut

Our guest, Patrick Gray, is the host of the excellent Risky Business security podcast. He introduces us to the cybersecurity equivalent of decapitation by paper cut and offers a technologist’s take on multiple policy and legal issues. In the news roundup, Michael explains the many plaintiff-friendly rulings obtained by the banks suing Home Depot over its data breach. We wonder whether the rulings are so plaintiff-friendly that the banks will eventually regret their successes.

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