ACM U.S. Public Policy Council Submits Comments on Accessibility of Websites and Mobile Apps

The ACM U.S. Public Policy Council submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Justice on anticipated accessibility regulations. These new regulations will apply to websites and mobile apps provided by state and local governments. The comments address the value of aligning state and local government requirements with federal government accessibility requirements, flexible regulatory approaches that […]

White House Summit on Computer Science Education

This week’s White House Summit on Computer Science for All celebrated progress made in support of the U.S. President’s initiative to provide every student the opportunity to learn computer science and featured announcements of new efforts and activities dedicated to growing the CSforAll momentum. The event brought together government officials from the White House and […]

ACM U.S. Public Policy Council Submits Comments to Presidential Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

The ACM U.S. Public Policy Council submitted comments to the Presidential Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. The comments address the challenges and possible approaches to strengthening cybersecurity in the digital economy while protecting privacy and enabling innovation. The ACM Education Board and the ACM Joint Task Force on Cybersecurity Education provided expert advice and contributions. […]

FTC PrivacyCon – Call for Presentations on Privacy and Security Research

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission seeks presentation proposals on the latest research and trends related to consumer privacy and data security for its next PrivacyCon to be held January 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. The event will be free and open to the public. Requests to present research must be submitted by October 3, 2016. […]

Canada Seeks Input on Emerging Cybersecurity Challenges

The Government of Canada invites public input on effective measures to strengthen cyber systems, including those used for critical infrastructures. The comments will be used to identify and advance improvements to address current and emerging threats to government systems, secure vital digital systems in the private sector, and protect personal and corporate information. The public […]

Global Tech Policy Update – June 2016

ACM PUBLIC POLICY HIGHLIGHTS Internet of Things – The ACM U.S. Public Policy Council submitted comments on the Internet of Things to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). The comments describe the challenges and opportunities arising from IoT, including new technical and policy challenges related to privacy and security. Further, new identifiers, components, devices, […]