Emily Peterson-Cassin

Emily Peterson-Cassin is the digital rights advocate for Public Citizen.

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In this photo illustration, a Twitter logo is displayed on a mobile phone with President Trump's Twitter page shown in the background on May 27, 2020, in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Sunday, May 31, 2020
Why Trump's Social Media Executive Order Is Troubling, Bizarre, and Dangerous
On Thursday, President Trump took an ill-informed potshot at the U.S. Constitution in the form of an executive order purportedly designed to bring social media companies to the president’s heel. In reality, the order’s chief purpose is to soothe the president’s ego. Its chief effect must not be to...
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Data collection and processing must be transparent, and individuals should be clearly informed about the purpose of data collection and how long their data will be retained.(Photo: Blogtrepreneur/flickr/cc) Views
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Even During a Pandemic, Digital Privacy Matters
Living through a pandemic already feels like an apocalyptic movie; nobody wants it to feel like an episode of Black Mirror, too. Sadly, we may already be setting the stage for a slate of terrifying episodes about how technology can be abused during a global health crisis. Being stuck at home during...
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