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Copyright Alert System Goes into Effect
February 26, 2013

A copyright protection system, enforced by the major Internet service providers (ISPs), went into effect on February 25, 2013.  The Copyright Alert System (CAS), which is a partnership betwe…

Increasing Access to Federally Funded Scientific Research: Initiatives from the White House and the Congress
February 25, 2013

A new bill mandating Open Access to federally-funded research was just introduced into both houses of Congress.  Entitled the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research ACT (FASTR), it was i…

FTC Issues New Report on Mobile Privacy Disclosures
February 5, 2013

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a report on February 1, 2013 that says it wants — but is not mandating — makers of mobile operating systems, app developers, and advertisers to…

Data Privacy Day 2013 Event
January 28, 2013

The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a non-profit public-private partnership focused on helping all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online, kicked off Data Privacy Day 2013 wi…

Latest Google Transparency Report Shows over Half of Government Requests are Warrantless
January 28, 2013

Google’s Transparency Reports are a semi-annual compilation of requests Google receives from governments around the world for Internet user data. The reports are an effort by Google to keep use…

The State of the Net is Strong
January 23, 2013

The Annual State of the Net Conference is held every January in Washington, D.C.  Organized by the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee , it brings together policymakers and a…

Demystifying the Cloud for Policymakers
January 23, 2013

Adopters of cloud technologies recognize that it requires business decisions, risk management, and policy choices.  At the Annual State of the Net Conference , EDUCAUSE Policy attempted to de…

National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding Released
January 9, 2013

The White House has released a new National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding intended to strike the proper balance between sharing information with those who need it to keep …

Senate Passes Video Privacy Protection Act Amendment
January 4, 2013

As 2012 drew to a close, the Senate passed an amendment to the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) ( H.R. 6671 ) that will make it easier for users to share their online video viewing activitie…

ECPA Reform Moves Forward to Require a Warrant for Email
November 29, 2012

Today, November 29, 2012, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill that would require law enforcement officers to obtain a warrant from a judge before gaining access to the contents of emai…