Supreme Court: The CFAA Does Not Make Criminals of Millions of Computer Users

CDT has long challenged overbroad application of the CFAA and joined computer security researchers and other orgs in filing an amicus brief with the Supreme Court explaining that the government’s interpretation would chill vital computer security research.

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New CDT Research Report: Do You See What I See?

The latest report from CDT’s Research team explains the capabilities and limitations of tools for analyzing online multimedia content, and highlights the potential risks of using these tools at scale without accounting for their limitations.

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A CDT Research report, entitled "Do You See What I See? Capabilities and Limits of Automated Multimedia Content Analysis."

Tech Policy & COVID: Student Privacy Preparedness

This is one post in a series from CDT exploring the ways in which society’s relationship with technology has changed since the coronavirus pandemic began last year.

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Tech Policy & COVID: What We’ve Learned About Student Privacy Preparedness

Algorithm-driven Hiring Tools & Disability Discrimination

Our new report explores employers’ potential liability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when using algorithm-driven hiring tools. Read the full report or the plain language version.

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Report – Algorithm-driven Hiring Tools: Innovative Recruitment or Expedited Disability Discrimination

CDT Leads On Election Security

In the run up to – and beyond – the 2020 elections, CDT has been working tirelessly to protect the right to vote. We’re tackling election cybersecurity, misinformation & disinformation, and voter suppression through PSA videos, press briefings, toolkits for election officials, and much more.

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Our Work Has Never Been More Important

At the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT), we believe in the power of the internet. Whether it’s facilitating entrepreneurial endeavors, providing access to new markets and opportunities, or creating a platform for free speech, the internet empowers, emboldens and equalizes people around the world.

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CDT’s 2020 Annual Report

In 2020, the Center for Democracy & Technology engaged directly with the tensions between democracy and technology, fulfilling our mission of putting democracy and individual rights at the center of the digital revolution. Read more about how we worked to bridge that divide in our 2020 Annual Report.

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Cover of CDT's 2020 Annual Report, entitled "Bridging the Divide: Democracy + Technology." An image of a person holding a sign reading "Your Fight is Our Fight," on a bridge while protesting. Image is overlaid with a graphic of a circuit. Original image © Life Matters / Pexels.


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We are a team of experts with deep knowledge of issues pertaining to the internet, privacy, security, technology, and intellectual property. We come from academia, private enterprise, government, and the non-profit worlds to translate complex policy into action.

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Tech is all around you – and now, insights on the tech policies that are shaping your digital world can be added to your podcast playlist. You can find CDT’s Tech Talk on Spotify, SoundCloud,  iTunes, and Google Play, as well as Stitcher and TuneIn.

Do the possibilities presented by an innovative, open, and free internet inspire you? Do you find yourself engaged in passionate discussions about privacy policies? Are you yearning to put your expertise to work on Internet neutrality legislation? If so, you might be a great fit for our team. View our open opportunities.

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