OPINION: Gov't Officials And Cybersecurity Accountability

Law360, New York (April 14, 2015, 5:05 PM EDT) -- Last week, I offered my two cents about the misguided criticism of the U.S. State Department and Hillary Clinton regarding the alleged email “scandal” (a.k.a. circus) and concluded with the following: “So the real question is, should governmental agencies and their officials be held, de facto, to more lenient standards than private litigants, as appears to be the case in these circumstances?”

This question is even more relevant now that Clinton officially launched her presidential campaign over the weekend. I can’t help but think of the Robert De Niro and Dustin Hoffman movie "Wag the Dog."

To keep this simple, I...

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