Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Principles for Governing the Internet: A Comparative Analysis

Categories: Telecommunications/Internet,Treaties,United Nations

http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0023/002344/234435E.pdf

Analyzes existing national laws, self-regulatory guidelines, multilateral treaties and other documents relating to Internet governance and finds them inadequate as Internet governance principles. Proposes a policy of what is called Internet Universality. From UNESCO

 

EPA, California Notify Volkswagen of Clean Air Act Violations

Categories: Environment,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Transportation

http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/bd4379a92ceceeac8525735900400c27/dfc8e33b5ab162b985257ec40057813b!OpenDocument

Agency press release which announced the violations of federal emissions standards by Volkswagen diesel engine vehicles from model years 2009-2015 which included software designed to trick emissions tests. From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Improving Diagnosis in Health Care

Categories: Headlines,Health/Medical

http://www.nap.edu/read/21794/chapter/1

Claims that diagnostic errors persist throughout all settings of care and continue to harm an unacceptable number of patients, sometimes with devastating consequences. Calls this an overlooked area in efforts to improve safety and quality of health care and includes recommendations for improvement. From the Institute of Medicine