Internet of Junk
It’s a law-heavy tech news week, so this episode is all news. If you come for the interviews, though, do not fear. We’ll be releasing episode 333 tomorrow, and it’s all interview, as I talk with David Ignatius about the tech issues in his latest spy novel, The Paladin.
To kick things off in episode 332, Matthew Heiman returns to the podcast; he analyzes a new decision of the Court of Justice of the EU. The CJEU claims in its headline holding to put limits on governments’ mass collection of mobile and internet data, but both Matthew and I think the court’s footnotes take away much of the doctrine the headlines proclaims – and maybe in a way that will help the US as it tries to work around the CJEU’s foolhardy decision in Schrems II.
Sultan Meghji tells us that Trickbot has attracted the attention of both Cyber Command and Microsoft’s lawyers. Unfortunately, even that combination isn’t proving fatal, and I wonder whether Microsoft’s creative lawyering has gone a step too far.
The Democrat-controlled House Judiciary Committee has released a blockbuster tech antitrust report. It’s hardly news that Democrats and Republicans on this most partisan of committees disagree about the issue, but Matthew and I are struck by how modest the disagreements are. In contrast, despite our conservative leanings, Matthew and I manage to disagree pretty profoundly on how antitrust principles should apply to Big Tech.
Sultan, meanwhile, draws the short straw and has to explain the mother of all metaphor bombs that exploded in the Supreme Court during oral argument i
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