Center for Democracy & Technology

Center for Democracy & Technology

The Center for Democracy and Technology works to promote democratic values and constitutional liberties in the digital age. With expertise in law, technology, and policy, CDT seeks practical solutions to enhance free expression and privacy in global communications technologies. CDT is dedicated to building consensus among all parties interested in the future of the Internet and other new communications media.

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Monday, May 01, 2017
D.C. Circuit Denial of En Banc Review on Net Neutrality Case a Win for Internet Users
CDT applauds the Federal Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit's denial of a petition for en banc rehearing of the U.S. Telecom v Federal Communications Commission decision. The petitioners filed for rehearing after losing their appeal before a three-judge panel last June. Today's opinion upholds...
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Tuesday, April 04, 2017
CDT Supports the Protecting Data at the Border Act
Today, Senators Wyden (D-OR) and Paul (R-KY) and Representatives Polis (D-CO), Farenthold (R-TX), Smith (D-WA), and Beyer (D-VA) introduced the Protecting Data at the Border Act , which would require the government to obtain a warrant to search the data of U.S. persons. The Center for Democracy...
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Backpage.com Succumbing to Government Is Blow to Free Speech Online
Following years of government pressure, Backpage.com today announced that it would shut down the adult section of its website. This development is a direct blow to the freedom of speech we enjoy online. Backpage, like other classified ad platforms before it, has faced a long-running campaign from...
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Thursday, October 27, 2016
Strong FCC Broadband Privacy Rules a Win for Consumers
Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to extend crucial privacy protections to broadband users. The new rule empowers consumers to control how broadband providers use and share their information. The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) worked with the FCC, civil society,...
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Thursday, October 06, 2016
FCC Proposal on Broadband Privacy Offers Meaningful Protections for Consumers
Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) circulated a fact sheet describing a modified Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would extend robust privacy protections to broadband internet customers. This proposal promises to give consumers meaningful control over how their information...
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Coalition Urges Congress to Ensure Successful IANA Transition
In a letter released today, the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) and other civil society organizations urged members of Congress to do everything they can to ensure a successful, timely IANA stewardship transition by September 30, 2016 . The undersigned organizations are dedicated to...
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Thursday, July 14, 2016
Court Hands Microsoft Major Win, Rules US Warrants Don’t Reach Data Outside the Country
In a unanimous decision, the Second US Circuit Court of Appeals handed Microsoft a complete victory in its challenge to the US government’s demand that Microsoft turn over emails stored in Ireland. The Court of Appeals held that a US warrant does not reach data stored outside of the United States...
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016
A Win for Net Neutrality as Court Upholds FCC Order
The D.C. Circuit released its opinion today in US Telecom v FCC, handing a historic victory to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), net neutrality advocates, and consumers. In a 2-1 decision, the Court of Appeals upheld reclassification for both fixed and mobile broadband services,...
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Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Apple Right to Oppose Order to Unlock iPhone
The FBI has obtained an order, in connection with the San Bernardino attacks, which would require Apple to produce malware for the FBI that the agency would use to hack into an iPhone that Apple built. The malware, which does not exist today, would disable a feature on the phone that makes it...
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Thursday, February 11, 2016
UK Parliament Report Rejects Encryption Backdoors, Other Parts of Sweeping Surveillance Bill
Today, the UK Parliament's Draft Investigatory Powers Bill Joint Committee — a group of Members of Parliament charged with assessing a draft of sweeping new surveillance legislation — issued an important report recommending significant changes to the proposed law. The Committee's report explicitly...
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