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July 25, 2014 | Jennifer Ortega
On June 24, Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Senator Thomas Carper (D-DE), introduced S. 2519, the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center Act of 2014.  The bill aims to codify the National Cybersecurity and Communications...
July 25, 2014 | Jennifer Ortega
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) continue to conduct meetings with stakeholders to discuss possible improvements to the notice and takedown process required under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (...
July 25, 2014 | Jennifer Ortega
Republicans in the House of Representatives are attempting to limit the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) ability to act on network neutrality.On May 28, Representative Bob Latta (R-OH) introduced H.R. 4752, which would prohibit the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from...
July 25, 2014 | Jennifer Ortega
At the end of June, both Senate Democrats and House Republicans began drafting and introducing legislation to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, which was most recently reauthorized in 2008. The proposed bills incorporate various measures designed to hold higher education institutions...
July 23, 2014 | Jarret Cummings
Summary: Earlier this year, the FCC launched a new net neutrality rule-making process to restore protections lost when its previous rules were overturned. EDUCAUSE joined with several higher education and library organizations to propose principles on which the FCC should base its new rules, as...
July 2, 2014 | Valerie M. Vogel
National Cyber Security Awareness Month is less than 2 months away. Have you started planning events and activities for your campus yet? Join EDUCAUSE and NCSA as we celebrate the 11th annual NCSAM this October.Here are a few ways you can show your support and help us make NCSAM 2014 the most...
June 26, 2014 | Jennifer Ortega
On June 10, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler issued a blog post encouraging consumer advocacy groups and individuals to file comments on whether or not a Tennessee state law prohibiting municipalities from investing in broadband network projects actually hinders...
June 26, 2014 | Jennifer Ortega
On June 10, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit determined in Authors Guild v. HathiTrust that the HathiTrust Digital Library constitutes a “fair use” of copyrights works, largely upholding the 2012 dismissal of the case by the U.S. District Court in New York....
June 26, 2014 | Jennifer Ortega
In a June 13 letter to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, the Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C), University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), and WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) set forth their joint stance on the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED)...
May 27, 2014 | Jennifer Ortega
On May 14, Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Edward Markey (D-MA) released draft legislation that would amend the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, or FERPA, to increase regulation of students’ personal and private information that has been or may be accessed by private...
May 27, 2014 | Jennifer Ortega
On Thursday, May 15, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3 to 2 in favor of Chairman Tom Wheeler’s (D) proposal to create a new, albeit more limited, net neutrality rule to protect the open Internet.  Commissioners voted along party lines, with the two Republicans...
May 21, 2014 | Jarret Cummings
Summary: The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) have chartered a multi-stakeholder process to pursue voluntary improvements in the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) notice-and-takedown procedures. The initial...
April 29, 2014 | Jarret Cummings
Last October, EDUCAUSE posted an update on the evolution of our policy work. Now that we are well into 2014, we wanted to provide members and other stakeholders with information on our progress.Since the previous update, EDUCAUSE has secured consulting services in public policy and government...
April 28, 2014 | Jennifer Ortega
HHS Releases Tool to Comply with HIPAA Risk Assessment Requirement
April 28, 2014 | Jennifer Ortega
The U.S. Department of Education endorsed a proposal on April 1 that would require colleges to expand their reporting of campus crimes, publish more information on disciplinary hearings processes, and host sexual assault prevention programs. The proposal, which was drafted by a 15-person negotiated...
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