EDUCAUSE Policy: Interesting Reads

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With our "Interesting Reads" blog posts, the EDUCAUSE Policy Office highlights recent articles on federal policy issues and developments that are directly relevant to members or provide insights on higher education policy in general.

  • Data breach victims can sue Yahoo in the United States: judge, Reuters, March 12, 2018. (A federal judge ruled that data breach victims can move forward with suing Yahoo. The company has been accused of moving too slowly in disclosing three data breaches that occurred from 2013 to 2016.)
  • A Big Problem And Its Very Small Solution, Morning Consult, March 13, 2018. (The FCC recently announced a streamlined federal process to expedite deployment of 5G broadband, exempting small-cell wireless transmitters that support 5G from what is a costly federal approval process. This could serve to benefit the nearly 23 million Americans who lack access to high-speed internet.)
  • I'd Be an 'A' Student if I Could Just Read My Notes, The Wall Street Journal, March 12, 2018. (Some professors are banning laptops in class, and some students are attributing the prohibition to poor academic performance.)
  • Why I Teach Online (Even Though I Don't Have To), Inside Higher Ed, March 14, 2018. (Online classes offer certain benefits, such as increased motivation to participate in order to demonstrate presence, as well as flexibility in terms of time and space.)
  • California Dems Introduce Tough New Net Neutrality Bill, Broadcasting & Cable, March 14, 2018. (A California state legislator introduced a net neutrality bill that would add blocking, throttling, paid prioritization, and paid zero rating plans to a list of what constitutes unfair methods of competition and unfair or deceptive acts or practices in the provision of goods and services in the state.)
  • U.S., Tech Firms Warn Against Internet Monitor's Privacy Tightening, The Wall Street Journal, March 15, 2018. (The U.S. government and other large tech businesses are concerned that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) will go forward with tightening privacy standards that could serve to inhibit online investigators and law enforcement from combatting malevolent online activity.)

Kathryn Branson is an associate with Ulman Public Policy.

© 2018 Kathryn Branson. The text of this work is licensed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 International License.