On Stones & Glasses Houses: EU Should Look at Own Privacy Practices Before Criticizing PRISM

By | LXBN | July 3, 2013
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The European has been harshly critical the National Security Agency’s PRISM after of news of the program, which closely monitors web activity foreign citizens, leaked to The Guardian last month. But how does PRISM, and the checks surrounding it, compare to the EU’s own privacy and monitoring activities? Well, it’s not nearly as bad says my guest today on LXBN TV. That guest is Jason Weinstein, former  deputy assistant attorney general at the Department of Justice and now attorney with Steptoe & Johnson, where he’s an author on the Steptoe Cyberblog. In our interview, he also explains why anger directed at the internet service provers is misplaced.

Obama Administration Announces a One-Year Delay in the Enforcement of the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Shared Responsibility Rules

Obama Administration Announces a One-Year Delay in the Enforcement of the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Shared Responsibility Rules

In a surprise announcement posted yesterday to the White’s House website, the Obama Administration announced a one-year delay (to January 1, 2105) in the enforcement of the employer shared responsibility rules enacted into law by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. 

Will President Obama’s Climate Change Policy Impact the 2014 Midterm Elections?

Will President Obama’s Climate Change Policy Impact the 2014 Midterm Elections?

President Obama has recently set forth an aggressive vision for addressing climate change, containing policies for both mitigating the harms and adapting to unavoidable impacts. In addition to the familiar themes of increasing renewable energy production and improving energy efficiency, the president also discusses preparation for the impacts of climate change through greater preparedness and creating more resilient communities and infrastructure.

Last Week’s Decision in US V. Windsor—Many Issues Remain Surrounding Same-Sex Marriage

Last Week’s Decision in US V. Windsor—Many Issues Remain Surrounding Same-Sex Marriage

Even in light of last week’s decision in US v. Windsor, ruling parts of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, many issues still remain in the evolving debate of marriage equality. One which I see almost on a daily basis involves the right or ability of same sex couples who are legally married to break up and divorce.