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May 24, 2011 | Rodney J. Petersen
EDUCAUSE has submitted comments to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.  The comments addressed the role of third parties who hold personally identifiable information covered by FERPA to use "reasonable methods" to "destroy or...
May 23, 2011 | Jarret Cummings
As EDUCAUSE reported in April, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) posted a notice of proposed rule-making (NPRM) that would revise regulations under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The proposed changes would increase the capacity for the sharing of student data records...
May 23, 2011 | Robert H. McDonald
The DPLA announced today their Beta Sprint. I was just at a meeting with this group in Amsterdam and I am very intrigued by this type of community outreach within their planning process. I am hopeful that many of us working in Digital Library areas and even areas outside of this will be...
May 23, 2011 | Valerie M. Vogel
If you're a security professional planning to attend the EDUCAUSE Southeast Regional Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina next week, there are several security-related sessions that may be of interest to you.On June 1, start off with a session on "The Issues and Challenges of Identity...
May 23, 2011 | Rodney J. Petersen
The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held a hearing on "Protecting Cyberspace: Assessing The White House Proposal" An archive of the webcast is available.