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Ethics, Consequence, and Free Speech Online

As the pace of technology increases, the definition of “the internet” is ever changing (e.g., the IoT space, virtual reality, etc.), so trying to nail down what should and shouldn’t be protected speech quickly becomes a bit of a harrowing task for any individual citizen. That doesn’t mean we should stop trying. Playwright Jennifer Haley’s remarks at our Future of Speech Online event highlighted the fact that these aren’t just decisions to be made in a vacuum.

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Send CDT to SXSW 2016 – Vote Now

2015 was a successful trip to SXSW for CDT, and that’s why we’ve submitted 7 proposed panels and talks for 2016. We’re covering a wide expanse of topics – from how to manage the complex issue of reporting “terrorist activity” online, to debuting preliminary guidelines for doing health research with wearables data that honors user privacy and dignity. VOTE NOW and give us the thumbs up we need to go to Austin in 2016!

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Announcing new video series – The Rundown

In the tech and tech-policy space, there’s a constant stream of breaking news and changing developments – so consider The Rundown your way to catch up on a few of the more influential stories (not always the biggest ones). We’ll share not only what you need to know, but also why we are advocating for particular approaches.

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Recap: CDT Storms SXSW Interactive 2015

CDT staff was in full force this past weekend for Austin’s SXSW Interactive 2015 – with six speakers as well as a variety of additional staff taking part in eight events (including a secret meeting, details below), it was an whirlwind weekend crammed full with thought leadership, networking, learning –– and certainly plenty of Texas-sized fun.

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CDT’s Annual Dinner: What You Need to Know

CDT’s Annual Dinner, Tech Prom, is just days away. Hopefully you’ve been following along with our blog to learn more about our exciting line up of speakers, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and European Data Protection Supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli. But to help you get the most out of the evening, here’s everything else you need to know.

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VIDEO: Harley Geiger at CSM panel – “Cybersecurity legislation shouldn’t create giant backdoor wiretap”

Recently, Harley Geiger – our Advocacy Director & Senior Counsel – spoke on a panel discussion hosted by the Christian Science Monitor’s (CSM) digital privacy and security site, Passcode, and the Center for National Policy. Click through for a video clip of his comments on information sharing, data breaches, cybersecurity, and more.

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