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Join Dave Bittner and Ben Yelin for a lively, down-to-earth conversation on cybersecurity law and policy, with a particular focus on surveillance and digital privacy. Each week, they break down important current legal cases, policy battles, and regulatory matters along with the news headlines that matter most. It’s not just a podcast for lawyers and policymakers; security professionals, businesses, and anyone concerned about privacy and security in the digital age will find the discussions accessible, relevant, and thought provoking.

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The legislation can only do so much.
Ben describes a potential loophole in medical records privacy regulations. Dave shares a story of a woman ordered by a judge to unlock her mobile device. Our listener on the line wonders how digital assistants may run up against two-party consent laws. Our guest is Ray Walsh from, discussing new legislation in California dealing with manipulated video and deepfakes.
Privacy and biometric data.
Ben wonders if the NSA's authority to collect metadata will be renewed. Dave describes an expensive case of mobile device snooping. Our listener on the line wonders if the feds can monitor his laptop. Our guest is Elizabeth Wharton from Prevailion on biometric data security.
Crowdsourced private surveillance.
Dave shares a candidate's plan to make personal data private property. Ben describes a system of crowdsourced private surveillance. The listener on the line has a question about expectations of privacy in places like shopping malls. Our guest is Kim Phan from the law firm Ballard Spahr, here to discuss new privacy legislation going into effect in Nevada.