(June 3, 2016 – Jennifer Ortega) U.S. Representative Joaquin Castro (TX-20) introduced cybersecurity legislation that will allow nonprofit entities, including higher education institutions, to work with the Department of Homeland Security to strengthen cyber defenses and protect local communities from cyber attacks. The bill passed the House with near unanimous support.
(June 3, 2016 – Jennifer Ortega) The Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) recently issued a series of policy papers based on the research and analysis of a working group sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The papers provide recommendations on how to improve the nation’s data infrastructure in relation to postsecondary education.
(April 13, 2016) The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed new privacy rules for Internet service providers (ISPs) at the end of March. The proposed rules stem from the FCC’s ongoing implementation of the network neutrality rules it established last year. The underlying goal of the current regulatory process on privacy is to ensure that ISP consumers receive robust protections related to ISP management and use of consumers’ usage data and personally identifiable information. The public comment period for the proposed rules ends June 27, 2016.