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Cybersecurity practices can now affect not only our data privacy, but also our personal safety and our democracy itself. CIS scholars combine technical knowledge with legal and policy expertise to apply interdisciplinary assessments of cybersecurity issues to real-world problems.
Live from the #NatSecGirlSquad Conference in Washington, DC, on December 12, 2019, Benjamin Wittes sat down with Danielle Citron, professor of law at Boston University, VP of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, and MacArthur Genius Grant Fellow. Ben and Danielle talked about technology, sexual privacy, sextortion, and the previously unexplored intersections of feminism and cybersecurity. Read more about The Lawfare Podcast: Danielle Citron on Feminism and National Security
You can unlock your smartphone with a passcode, your finger, even your face. When the cops demand you decrypt your phone or other device for them, can you successfully invoke your Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination? Well, it depends. This talk quickly walks through the when, where, why, and how of compelled decryption and the Fifth Amendment under current case law. It ends with some practical takeaways, including "don't talk to the cops" and "stay out of Florida." Read more about DEF CON 27 Crypto and Privacy Village - Riana Pfefferkorn - Compelled Device Decryption and 5A
Increasingly, we are incorporating into our daily lives devices and services that collect metadata: from our smartphones, to our web browsers, to an ever-expanding assortment of IoT-connected appliances, and even our cars. Read more about Is Carpenter Unemployed? Carpenter v. United States One Year Later