CDT’s 2021 Tech Policy Recommendations

As our nation grapples with a pandemic, unprecedented attacks, & deep wounds of racial injustice, questions of connectivity, online speech, surveillance, privacy & security will matter as never before. CDT’s guidance for a new White House & the 117th Congress.

Read More

CDT Recommendations to the Biden Administration and 117th Congress to Advance Civil Rights & Civil Liberties in the Digital Age

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.

Read Report

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

Schrems II and Intelligence Surveillance Reform

CDT’s latest memorandum describes a series of administrative and legislative reforms to U.S. surveillance law and practice that will advance the rights of non-U.S. persons and of the U.S. persons who communicate with them.

Read More

CDT's memorandum entitled "Schrems II and Intelligence Surveillance Reform in the U.S.," released January 13, 2021.

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.

Learn More

CDT Lawsuit Argues President’s Executive Order Targets 1A

The Center for Democracy & Technology filed a lawsuit against President Trump’s “Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship,” arguing that the Order violates the First Amendment by curtailing and chilling the constitutionally protected speech of online platforms and individuals.

Read More

CDT Coronavirus Data Statement & Task Force

The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) released a statement regarding the use of location and other data to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus, and announced the formation of CDT’s Coronavirus: Data for Life and Liberty Task Force.

Read More

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.

Explore Our Issues

CDT’s 2019 Annual Report

The Center for Democracy & Technology is as old as the commercial internet, and was one of the very first advocacy groups working to build civil rights into the foundation of the digital revolution. We reflect on that legacy, look to the future – and show you what we’re doing right now for your human rights online, in our 2019 Annual Report.

Go to Report

25


Years CDT has been advocating for your digital rights. The next 25 years? Support.

48m


Number of U.S. voters in millions benefitting from stronger election security as a result of CDT’s efforts. More.

100+


Civil society groups united by CDT’s efforts in support of stronger encryption technologies. More.

1000+


Hours of pro bono support from our Collaborating Attorney Network. Join.

Who We Are

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.

  1. See Staff

Check Out CDT’S Podcast – Tech Talk

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.

See Openings

Join Us