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Yesterday, the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) announced that it is extending the contract between the Commerce Department and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to perform the Internet Assigned Names Authority (IANA) functions.  The contract will be extended by one year from September 30, 2015 to September 30, 2016.


SIIA, Industry Express Strong Concerns with NIST Draft Privacy Framework

SIIA joined with 11 other industry organizations today to express strong concerns with the direction and potential impact of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) recently proposed privacy risk management framework.  Specifically, in their draft Internal Report, “Privacy Risk Management for Federal Information Systems”, NIST puts forward a privacy risk management framework with privacy engineering objectives and a privacy risk model.  The draft report is intended to offer a methodology to federal agencies to enable them to identify, calculate and account for privacy risks in their systems.


Congress Speaks Out on Internet Governance: Transition Must be Done Right

On Wednesday, Congress will take a look at how to Preserve the Multistakeholder Model of Internet Governance.  The Senate Commerce Committee hearing comes one year after the Commerce Department National Telecommunications and Information Agency (NTIA) proposed a plan to transfer control over key Internet mechanisms maintained by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to a multistakeholder managed entity.