Kate Tummarello, The Hill, Monday, February 24, 2014
Federal officials are pushing the education tech industry to heighten privacy and security standards for student data. Speaking at a Common Sense event on Monday, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said that his department would be on Tuesday releasing guidance for companies that contract with schools to handle student data.
Zach Rausnitz, FierceGovernmentIT, Monday, February 24, 2014
A bill in the California State Senate would ban online services for K-12 schools from compiling or sharing students' personal information for commercial purposes, including advertising.
Kurt Mackie, Government Computer News, Monday, February 24, 2014
Microsoft announced the general availability of its Office 365 Message Encryption service that lets users send and receive encrypted email directly from their desktops, helping protect confidential information such as health care records or legal agreements.
Hamish Barwick, Computerworld, Monday, February 24, 2014
The final version of the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) have been issued by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) following public consultation.
David Perera, FierceGovernmentIT, Thursday, February 20, 2014
Making good on a November promise to review its cryptographic standards development process and subject it to public comment, the National Institute of Standards and Technology released Wednesday proposed internal guidance that would bind it to being transparent, open and impartial.
Natasha Singer, The New York Times, Thursday, February 20, 2014
A leading California lawmaker plans to introduce state legislation on Thursday that would shore up privacy and security protections for the personal information of students in elementary through high school, a move that could alter business practices across the nearly $8 billion education technology software industry.
David Perera, FierceGovernmentIT, Monday, February 17, 2014
Now that the cybersecurity framework is out, the National Institute of Standards and Technology says a next step will be to map the alignment of its remaining library of cybersecurity guidance documents to practices called for in the voluntary guidance document.
David Perera, FierceGovernmentIT, Thursday, February 13, 2014
Although the National Institute of Standards and Technology backed down from including a dedicated privacy appendix in the newly released critical infrastructure cybersecurity framework, it hasn't given up on the prospect of including privacy controls in future iterations of the framework.
David Perera, FierceGovernmentIT, Wednesday, February 12, 2014
The federal government today released a framework for cybersecurity meant for voluntary adoption within the private sector while acknowledging that work remains to be done in constructing incentives for adoption, and within the framework itself.
Amber Corrin, Federal Computer Week, Monday, February 10, 2014
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is expected to release a final version of the cybersecurity framework this week, and the latest iteration will likely include an increased focus on privacy.