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Increasing Ransomware Attacks in Higher Education

USA - January 17 2017 Malicious “ransomware” attacks — where a hacker takes control of the victim’s information systems and encrypts data, preventing the owner from…

Monica H. Khetarpal, Joseph J. Lazzarotti

Vermont Governor Signs Ban the Box Legislation; Connecticut Governor Expected to Sign Such Law

USA - May 6 2016 Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin has made the Green Mountain State the most recent state in the nation to implement statewide “ban the box” legislation…

Tanya A. Bovée, Holly L. Cini, Susan M. Corcoran, Richard I. Greenberg, Martha Van Oot

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Transgender Student Case

USA - November 1 2016 The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear oral argument in one of the high-profile challenges to the legality of the Dear Colleague Letter (“DCL”)…

Mariah H. McGrogan, Michelle E. Phillips

Court Decisions Could Frustrate Obama Administration Efforts to Protect Transgender Students, Employees

USA - September 21 2016 A flurry of judicial activity has surrounded the Obama Administration’s efforts to provide legal protection to transgender individuals by extending…

Mariah H. McGrogan, Michelle E. Phillips

U.S. Departments of Justice and Education Issue ‘Significant Guidance’ on Transgender Rights under Title IX

USA - May 13 2016 The U.S. Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Education (DOE) have issued a joint "Dear Colleague Letter" (DCL) containing "significant guidance" on how…

Monica H. Khetarpal, Michelle E. Phillips, Marla N. Presley, Bethany Swaton Wagner