A summary of the procedural history, legal questions, and other matters of interest in United States v. Microsoft.
Andrew Keane Woods is an Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law. In his previous position, he was a postdoctoral cybersecurity fellow at Stanford University. He holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a Ph.D. in Politics from the University of Cambridge, where he was a Gates Scholar.
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Google’s attempt to fight a global takedown order in Canada was stymied by the fact that the order did not pose a conflict of laws. So on Monday, Google walked into the Northern District of California to try to create one.
Just as law enforcement can pursue a number of different alternatives to mandating encryption backdoors, so too can privacy advocates take steps beyond encrypting their data to ensure their privacy.
The Equustek decision is not crazy—to the contrary—nor is it a dangerous precedent for the right-to-be-forgotten battles being waged in Europe.
The House Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing this morning on cross-border data requests, featuring testimony from the Department of Justice, the U.K. government, Google, the Center for Democracy and Technology, state law enforcement, and yours truly. The hearing will be livestreamed here, where you can also find the written testimony
This post is part of a series written by participants of a conference at Georgia Tech in Surveillance, Privacy, and Data Across Borders: Tran