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November 13, 2015 | Jennifer Ortega
Jen Ortega serves as a consultant to EDUCAUSE on federal policy and government relations. She has worked with EDUCAUSE since 2013 and assists with monitoring legislative and regulatory proposals across a range of policy areas, including cybersecurity, data privacy, e-learning, and accessibility....
October 20, 2015 | Jennifer Ortega
Jen Ortega serves as a consultant to EDUCAUSE on federal policy and government relations. She has worked with EDUCAUSE since 2013 and assists with monitoring legislative and regulatory proposals across a range of policy areas, including cybersecurity, data privacy, e-learning, and accessibility.
September 30, 2015 | Jennifer Ortega
Jen Ortega serves as a consultant to EDUCAUSE on federal policy and government relations. She has worked with EDUCAUSE since 2013 and assists with monitoring legislative and regulatory proposals across a range of policy areas, including cybersecurity, data privacy, e-learning, and accessibility....
September 21, 2015 | Jarret Cummings
(Sept. 21, 2015) WCET's Russ Poulin and I recently discussed the progress that the National Federation of the Blind, the Association of American Publishers, and higher education groups have made on a shared alternative to the Technology, Equalilty, and Accessibility in College and Higher...
August 7, 2015 | Jarret Cummings
(August 7, 2015) (EDUCAUSE telecommunications policy advisor, John Windhausen of Telepoly Consulting, provided the primary content for this post.) In early June, I wrote about the then-pending action by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to clarify the application of the Telephone Consumer...
August 4, 2015 | Jarret Cummings
(August 4, 2015) A group of 90 higher education and related organizations, including EDUCAUSE, released a letter today calling on the Obama Administration to establish a new government-wide policy on educational, training, and instructional resources developed with federal funds. The proposed new...
August 3, 2015 | Jennifer Ortega
Jen Ortega serves as a consultant to EDUCAUSE on federal policy and government relations. She has worked with EDUCAUSE since 2013 and assists with monitoring legislative and regulatory proposals across a range of policy areas, including cybersecurity, data privacy, e-learning, and accessibility....
July 27, 2015 | Jennifer Ortega
Jen Ortega serves as a consultant to EDUCAUSE on federal policy and government relations. She has worked with EDUCAUSE since 2013 and assists with monitoring legislative and regulatory proposals across a range of policy areas, including cybersecurity, data privacy, e-learning, and accessibility....
July 21, 2015 | Jarret Cummings
Summary: (July 21, 2015) The Senate recently passed its Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization bill, the Every Child Achieves Act. It includes an amendment calling for the formation of a commission to study how to update federal student privacy laws and regulations in light...
July 14, 2015 | Jarret Cummings
Summary: U.S. Department of Education (ED) regulations governing the state authorization that institutions have to have to participate in federal student aid programs took effect on July 1, 2015. Those regulations only address authorization by states in which an institution is physically located;...
June 15, 2015 | Jarret Cummings
As reported by numerous media outlets (for examples, see here and here) as well as the Federal Communications Commission itself, a federal court denied the request to block the FCC from enforcing its network neutrality rules pending the outcome of the cases filed to overturn them. As a result, the...
June 8, 2015 | Jennifer Ortega
House and Senate versions of the Student Right to Know Before You Go Act (H.R. 2518 and S. 1195) have been introduced in Congress with the intent of providing potential and current students, parents, and the general public with information on student learning outcomes at individual colleges and...
June 5, 2015 | Jennifer Ortega
Three bills have been introduced in Congress that are intended to improve information sharing on cybersecurity threats and analysis between the public and private sector. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) has introduced S. 754, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA). The Protecting Cyber...
June 5, 2015 | Jennifer Ortega
Data breach notification is a hot issue in Washington, DC, with multiple bills introduced in Congress. On April 14, 2015, Representatives Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Peter Welch (D-VT) introduced H.R. 1770, the Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015, which would require organizations to...
June 5, 2015 | Jennifer Ortega
On April 29, Representatives Luke Messer (R-IN) and Jared Polis (D-CO) introduced the Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act of 2015, H.R. 2092. Focused on elementary and secondary education, this bill would prohibit the selling of student information to third parties, using student...