The Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School is a leader in the study of the law and policy around the Internet and other emerging technologies.
Richard Salgado serves as Google's Director for information security and law enforcement matters. Prior to joining Google, Richard was with Yahoo!, focusing on international security and compliance work. He also served as senior counsel in the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the United States Department of Justice. As a federal prosecutor, Richard specialized in investigating and prosecuting computer network cases, such as computer hacking, illegal computer wiretaps, denial of service attacks, malicious code, and other technology-driven privacy crimes.
Kate Westmoreland is a lawyer and policy advisor with over eight years experience advising government and the United Nations on law enforcement cooperation, cybercrime and human rights. She is an expert in the domestic and international aspects of international legal cooperation, having negotiated treaties on extradition and mutual legal assistance as well as advising the Australian Federal Government on cybercrime policy.
"Albert Gidari, director of privacy for the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, said, at best, an "indictment is better than silence or inaction," but may not be an effective hacker deterrent.
"Anecdotally, there are plenty of examples of people who commit cybercrimes in their youth who go on to become law-abiding citizens and even computer security experts, said Brian Nussbaum, a former security intelligence analyst who teaches computer security at State University of New York at Albany.
“It has historically not been unusual for youthful indiscretions at the keyboard to lay the technical and intellectual foundations for careers in information technology and information security,” Nussbaum said.
"Ms. Hofmann explained,
Lawyers' rates are highly variable — they depend on years of experience, depth of specialization, technical proficiency, where the lawyer works, where the lawyer is geographically based, etc.
I'd estimate the most senior, elite, highly specialized tech litigators working for big firms in major urban areas probably cost as much as $800 an hour or more. A general criminal defense litigator with a couple years of experience in a less urban area might cost something like $200 an hour or even less."