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Is 2019 Privacy Rights’ Break Out Year?

Whatever else it may bring, 2019 will be a breakout year for online privacy, as the EU’s GDPR takes root and legislation in other nations follow suit. But not everyone is on board with the new privacy regime. Who will be the privacy leaders and laggards in the New Year?

Podcast Episode 121: DMCA Exemptions Set Stage for Right to Repair Fight and DHS Cyber Makeover

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 43:34 — 49.9MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this episode of the Security Ledger podcast (#121): the Librarian of Congress gave a big boost to right to repair advocates in late October when she granted exemptions provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act covering repair of most electronic devices. We talk to US PIRG’s Right to Repair campaign coordinator Nathan Proctor about the ruling and what it means for efforts to pass state level right to repair laws. Also: President Trump signed a major overhaul of the Department of Homeland Security’s cyber security operation into law last week. Jamil Jaffer of the firm IronNet joins us to talk about what it will mean for U.S. cyber readiness and about the need for more international coordination on cyber threats. 

Podcast Episode 119: EFF on Expanding Researchers Rights and AT&T talks IoT Security Fails

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 36:29 — 41.8MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this episode of the podcast, #119: Electronic Frontier Foundation General Counsel Kurt Opsahl joins us to talk about the Coders’ Rights Project. Also: we speak with Senthil Ramakrishnan, a lead member of AT&T’s IoT Security group about that company’s plans to work with Ericsson to certify the security of IoT devices.