’08 Tech Policy Outlook: Identity Theft and Data Security

Our next post in this series on Technology Policy in 2008 focuses on two connected issues – Identity Theft and Data Security. Data breaches continue, as a recent theft of a hard drive at Georgetown University demonstrates. According to PrivacyRights.org, since January 2005 there have been over 218 million records exposed. To date a corresponding […]

'08 Tech Policy Outlook: Identity Theft and Data Security

Our next post in this series on Technology Policy in 2008 focuses on two connected issues – Identity Theft and Data Security. Data breaches continue, as a recent theft of a hard drive at Georgetown University demonstrates. According to PrivacyRights.org, since January 2005 there have been over 218 million records exposed. To date a corresponding […]

Fallout from the Fiscal Year 2008 Budget

Peter Harsha at the Computing Research Association has a good analysis of the impact that Congress’ flat funding of the physical science agencies will have this year. His analysis (excerpted below) includes the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. We thought that we add the impacts to the National Institute […]

’08 Tech Policy Outlook: The “Innovation Agenda”

Continuing our weekly posts reviewing key technology policy issues facing Congress, this week we tackle the so-called “innovation agenda.” This agenda has been defined by a loose collection of business, academic groups and professional/scientific societies (both ACM and CRA work on these issues) interested in improving the innovation ecosystem. The agenda is organized around four […]

'08 Tech Policy Outlook: The "Innovation Agenda"

Continuing our weekly posts reviewing key technology policy issues facing Congress, this week we tackle the so-called “innovation agenda.” This agenda has been defined by a loose collection of business, academic groups and professional/scientific societies (both ACM and CRA work on these issues) interested in improving the innovation ecosystem. The agenda is organized around four […]

MPAA’s Data Oops: How Will Congress React?

This morning the Associated Press reported that a high-profile study the Motion Picture Association of America issued in 2005 is significantly flawed. Specifically, the study said that 44 percent of the industry’s domestic losses came from students’ illegal downloading at universities. Today MPAA says that due to “human error” that figure is more like 15 […]