Derek Reinbold  //  4/30/17  //  Topic Update

The Federal Communications Commission suggested a plan to drastically reduce government oversight of high-speed Internet providers, undercutting Obama Administration policy that prevented cable companies from blocking or slowing down online content (NYTWaPo).

  • Rolling back net neutrality rules could allow cable companies to provide the fastest Internet speeds for big companies but slower speeds to other consumers, argue Senators Ron Wyden and Al Franken, and former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler (WaPo).
  • FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposed plans to roll back Obama-era net neutrality rules have attracted heavy criticism (The HillHuffPo).

Updates | The Week of January 15, 2018

1/14/18  //  Daily Update

A Congressional Review Act resolution to reverse the FCC’s net neutrality repeal garnered the critical 30th co-sponsor needed to force a vote on the measure.

Update | The Week of November 27, 2017

12/4/17  //  Daily Update

The Trump Administration has been more transparent than its predecessor with respect to revealing vulnerabilities in software.

Jeffrey Stein

Columbia Law School

Updates | The Week of November 20, 2017

11/26/17  //  Daily Update

The FCC released plans to abolish both federal and state net neutrality rules. The Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act (ACDC) may address calls for more robust offensive cyber action by the government.