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DOJ Guidance on Cybersecurity Carrots and Sticks

In a speech yesterday to the annual Cybersecurity Law Institute, Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell showed how far the Department of Justice has come in its dealings with the private sector on cybersecurity. Caldwell praised public-private collaboration on issues like botnet takedowns and highlighted recent outreach the DOJ’s Cybersecurity Unit has done to private sector groups.…   continue »

The UN’s “Universal Periodic Review” of US Human Rights Practices—National Security Highlights

Last week, the UN Human Rights Council’s Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review released a draft of its report on the United States’ UPR. The UPR is a process during which each UN member state has the opportunity to explain what measures it has taken to meet international human rights standards and receives feedback and recommendations from other member states in a sort of “peer review” process.…   continue »

German Cooperation With NSA Spies Broader Than We Knew

Late last month Der Spiegel reported that the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), Germany’s foreign intelligence agency, participated in and directly supported the National Security Agency’s efforts much more broadly than originally revealed by the Snowden documents. The Der Spiegel story revealed that nearly five percent of the searches conducted according to NSA requests were violations of German intelligence policies — which, among other things, prohibit spying on European targets.…   continue »

Lessons From the North: Omar Khadr’s Release on Bail in Canada

UPDATE: The Supreme Court of Canada unanimously ruled on May 14 that the U.S. military commission that convicted Omar Khadr sentenced him as a juvenile and not, as the Canadian government argued, as an adult. In a ruling issued from the bench, the Court rejected the Canadian government’s argument that Khadr’s eight-year sentence for murder and other charges should be considered as a separate penalties, thereby qualifying the sentence as a more severe adult penalty under Canadian law.  continue »