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Events

  • November 16, 2017

    Democracy Confronts Cybersecurity

    "For the 9th lecture in NYU Tandon’s renowned cybersecurity series, join Edward Amoroso as he offers a guided tour through modern cybersecurity risk and its rising impact to modern political campaigns and elections. Featuring experiences and anecdotes from the last four presidential administrations, Amoroso will illustrate the growing intensity of cyber threat to the applications and systems supporting our national, state, and local elections, including:
    • A current view of national critical infrastructure risk
    • Anecdotes about how major political parties struggle with cybersecurity
    • Advice on how the US can protect its election infrastructure from hacking
    • Architectural illustration on how nation-states break into large networks
    Following Amoroso’s keynote talk, a prominent panel of cyber experts will tackle the critical issue: How do businesses and governments mitigate external digital risks to social, mobile, and web services? Security issues increasingly arise outside the enterprise perimeter, often manifesting in social media botnets, malware-laden email payloads, and infected mobile apps. Enterprise teams have developed their skills to protect corporate and enterprise assets, but this requires a rethinking to deal with security issues on the public Internet." Read more >
  • NYU Law News and Events

    December 6, 2017

    Global and Comparative Public Law Colloquium

    Speaker: Joseph Weiler (NYU) Read more >

 

News

  • November 9, 2017

    LiAngelo Ball, other UCLA players unlikely to face severe punishment, Chinese law experts say

    "Based on the reported details of the situation, it is unlikely that the three UCLA basketball players who were arrested in China this week will face severe punishment, three professors who specialize in Chinese law told USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday.

    ESPN reported that LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley were accused of stealing sunglassesfrom a Louis Vuitton store near their hotel in Hangzhou and subsequently detained by police. According to multiple news media outlets, the three players were released on bail on Wednesday and required by police to remain at their hotel while the legal process unfolded.

    Jerome Cohen, the faculty director of New York University’s U.S.-Asia Law Institute, said that if Ball and his teammates have been allowed to return to their hotel, it is “a very good sign.”"

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  • November 7, 2017

    Ahead of Trump’s China Visit, ‘Real Teeth’ in New North Korea Sanctions Bill

    "One day before President Donald Trump arrives in Beijing, the U.S. Senate is advancing a new North Korea sanctions bill that takes aim at Pyongyang’s chief enabler — China. On Tuesday, the Senate banking committee approved the Otto Warmbier Banking Restrictions Involving North Korea Act, or BRINK Act, in a unanimous vote. The bill, which has broad bipartisan support, would represent a significant increase in U.S. economic pressure on Chinese firms, including major banks, that help North Korea stay afloat and evade existing sanctions." Read more >
  • November 1, 2017

    Preventing the Next Attack

    "In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, the United States’ resolve was clear: never again. Never again would it let shadowy networks of jihadists, acting in the name of a perverted version of Islam, carry out a catastrophic attack on American soil. And so, in fits and starts, the George W. Bush administration and then the Obama administration developed a strategy for fighting what became known as “the global war on terror.” Washington sought to disrupt plots wherever they emerged and deny terrorists safe havens wherever they existed. When possible, it would rely on local partners to prosecute the fight. But when necessary, it would act alone to disrupt plots and kill or capture terrorist operatives and leaders, including with drone strikes and daring special operations raids such as the one that killed Osama bin Laden." Read more >
  • October 31, 2017

    CNN’s Jake Tapper Special Report : “Russia Investigation”

    Expert: Lisa Monaco  
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  • October 27, 2017

    Top Experts: Can Facebook Legally Disclose Russian Ads–What does the Stored Communications Act say?

    "I asked several of the most highly respected legal experts for their views on an issue yet to receive significant attention in the news: whether and to what extent, if any, a federal law—the Stored Communications Act—restricts Facebook’s ability to share the content of Russian ads and related information with Congress and the public. I thought to pose the question since Facebook’s General Counsel has now said the company will disclose Russian ads to Congress with a caveat: “in a manner that is consistent with our obligations to protect user information.” Plus Facebook has explicitly stated that it will share the Russian ads with the Special Counsel and Congress but not release them to the public (see Facebook’s answer to its Hard Question: “Why are you sharing these with Special Counsel and Congress — and not releasing them to the public?”). Facebook’s position is apparently that the Stored Communications Act prohibits certain disclosures." Read more >