A chat with Jim Dempsey about 'Cybersecurity Law Fundamentals'

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Cybersecurity is inextricably connected to privacy in countless ways. Like privacy law and regulation in the U.S., cybersecurity stands on a patchwork quilt of rules, laws, regulations and court cases. Stanford Cyber Policy Center Senior Policy Advisor Jim Dempsey has been teaching cybersecurity law since 2015 and worked in the area for decades, whether as an academic, a government representative on the U.S. Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, or an advocate at the Center for Democracy & Technology. He has long thought about the cybersecurity space and how it matches up to privacy and data protection. In fact, he has thought so hard on this subject he published a new book with the IAPP called “Cybersecurity Law Fundamentals.� IAPP Editorial Director Jedidiah Bracy, CIPP, recently caught up with Dempsey to discuss cybersecurity’s current state of play, the biggest issues companies face from a world burgeoning with adversaries and what to look for in his new book.

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