Britany Riley  //  11/26/17  //  Topic Update

The FCC released its plan to eliminate core net neutrality rules (NYTimesWSJArs Technica, Politico).

  • The FCC will also order states to scrap their plans for net neutrality, arguing that its plans will preempt state laws to the contrary (Ars Technica).

There has been little discussion of active cyber defense, which would allow private entities to “hack back” against hostile cyber activity. A new proposal—the Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act (ACDC)—may change that conversation, but legal and policy concerns remain, writes Chris Cook for Just Security.



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.