On March 12, 2019, CDT’s Director of Privacy & Data Michelle Richardson testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Committee held a hearing on GDPR & CCPA: Opt-ins, Consumer Control, and the Impact on Competition and Innovation, and Richardson highlighted the need for comprehensive federal privacy legislation.
There is just no way for any online content sharing service provider (OCSSP) to even identify all rightsholders whose content may appear on their site, much less enter into licensing negotiations with them. Article 13 will lead the EU and all OCSSPs who wish to operate there toward a closed web, dominated by the works of major rightsholders and putting independent creators at a disadvantage. We urge MEPs reject the proposed text on Article 13.
Deleting data is harder than you might think, and we’ve created some guidance about how to manage this complex task in an education context. We hope that the tools we provide can serve as starting points for practitioners to build robust data management in their own organizations, so that they can get the most out of their data while protecting their students.
Earlier this week, CDT President & CEO Nuala O’Connor testified before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce at its hearing on “Protecting Consumer Privacy in the Era of Big Data.” She began with a simple message: “Notice and choice are no longer a choice.” The current system around personal data provides no genuine choice, and is no longer a viable option. It’s time to move beyond check boxes and define our digital rights.