(August 29, 2016 – Jennifer Ortega) The U.S. Department of Education (ED) invited eight partnerships between colleges and universities, non-traditional providers, and independent quality assurance entities to participate in the Educational Quality through Innovative Partnerships (EQUIP) pilot. This will allow students to access federal student aid while participating in programs offered by non-traditional education providers through the partnerships.
(August 29, 2016 – Jennifer Ortega) The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a Request for Information (RFI) to assist its Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force in identifying risks, gaps, obstacles, and best practices to inform health care cybersecurity policy. EDUCAUSE members from university medical centers and related programs may find the RFI of particular interest.
(June 17, 2016 – Jennifer Ortega) The House Energy and Commerce Committee recently held a hearing on the FCC’s alleged overreach in establishing new privacy rules for ISPs under the 2015 Open Internet Order. A major, bipartisan concern of the Committee is that the FCC’s rules will lead to inconsistent treatment of consumer data and thus create confusion for consumers about what they can expect in terms of online privacy protections.
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