Cyber Policy

In the wake of election-related cyberattacks, this Administration faces vital questions about the future of U.S. cybersecurity, as well as decisions about net neutrality.

Updates | The Week of October 2, 2017

10/8/17  //  Daily Update

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai was confirmed to another term on a party-line vote.

Updates | The Week of August 21, 2017

8/27/17  //  Daily Update

Congressional Democrats moved to protect the State Department’s Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues.

Updates | The Week of August 14, 2017

8/20/17  //  Daily Update

Over 20 million comments have been filed on the FCC's proposed net neutrality rollback.

Updates | The Week of July 24, 2017

7/30/17  //  Daily Update

Commentary continues on the scope of incidental collection of Americans' data.

Treason and Cyberwarfare

7/27/17  //  In-Depth Analysis

By Carlton Larson: There are two forms of treason recognized under the United States Constitution: (1) levying war against the United States; and (2) adhering to our enemies, giving them aid and comfort. Each raises slightly different issues with respect to cyberwarfare.

Take Care

Updates | The Week of July 17, 2017

7/23/17  //  Daily Update

The FCC declined to release complaints regarding the rollback of net neutrality.

Updates | The Week of June 19, 2017

6/25/17  //  Daily Update

A former FCC official advises how to write a good comment in support of net neutrality.

FCC Signals it Will Eliminate Title II Treatment of Internet Service Providers

5/2/17  //  Quick Reactions

FCC's action welcomed by industry but will trigger (another) massive legal fight.

Daniel Deacon

U.C. Irvine School of Law

The Blind Side In Trump’s War On The Administrative State

4/17/17  //  Commentary

Neomi Rao’s nomination to serve as Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) is part of Trump and Bannon’s war on the administrative state.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

Ian Samuel

Harvard Law School

FCC’s Reversal on Prison Call Rates Demonstrates the Commission’s New Stance

3/29/17  //  Quick Reactions

The FCC has abandoned its legal defense of a 2015 order that placed new caps on the cost of phone calls placed by prison inmates. This reflects a mentality that will have major effects in prisons and elsewhere.

Daniel Deacon

U.C. Irvine School of Law

Network Neutrality: What’s Next at the FCC?

3/21/17  //  Commentary

Among Obama-era FCC initiatives, none grabbed the public’s attention like the fight over net neutrality. Now that Republicans control the FCC, here's what might happen.

Daniel Deacon

U.C. Irvine School of Law

Updates | The Week of June 5, 2017

6/11/17  //  Daily Update

Major internet companies are reacting with disapproval to FCC plans to eliminate net neutrality rules.

Updates | The Week of April 17, 2017

4/23/17  //  Daily Update

FCC Chair Ajit Pai has taken steps to roll back Obama-era rules including business broadband price caps; he also solicited feedback on pulling back net neutrality.

Take Care

Updates | The Week of April 24, 2017

4/30/17  //  Daily Update

This week, the FCC suggested a plan to reduce government oversight of high-speed internet providers, undercutting Obama-era policies preventing cable companies from blocking or slowing dock online content.

Updates | The Week of March 20, 2017

3/26/17  //  Daily Update

This week, a Take Care contributor predicted that the new Republican majority at the Federal Communications Commission might walk back net neutrality.

Helen Klein Murillo

Harvard Law School '17

Updates | The Week of March 27, 2017

4/2/17  //  Daily Update

The Trump Administration has announced a shift away from Obama-era net neutrality rules as a bill allowing internet service providers to market customers' browsing history to third parties heads to President Trump's desk.

Updates | The Week of April 10, 2017

4/11/17  //  Daily Update

The Federal Communications Commission is considering elimination of net neutrality rules, but consumer groups and congressional Democrats will likely object.

Updates | The Week of May 1, 2017

5/7/17  //  Daily Update

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals denied en banc review of a decision upholding the Federal Trade Commission’s net neutrality rules.