(January 20, 2017 – Jennifer Ortega) The National Institute of Standards and Technology released an update to its Cyberseucirty Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure and encouraged the public to provide input on the changes. The living document is being updated to improve guidance on supply chain risks, clarify key terms, and introduce measurement methods for cybersecurity.
(January 20, 2017 – Jennifer Ortega) The U.S. Department of Education issued its final rules regulating state authorization for postsecondary distance education programs. After some concerns were voiced by the higher education community, the Department provided clarification on the impact of the regulations on state authorization reciprocity agreements.
(December 12, 2016 – Jennifer Ortega, Jarret Cummings) The U.S. Copyright Office has finalized new regulations on the filing of DMCA designated agent information to coincide with the launch of its new electronic filing system. Institutions MUST renew their designated agent listings by December 2017 or risk losing DMCA safe harbor protections.
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