CDT is a champion of global online civil liberties and human rights, driving policy outcomes that keep the internet open, innovative, and free.
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.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we work to preserve the user-controlled nature of the internet and champion freedom of expression. We support laws, corporate policies, and technology tools that protect the privacy of internet users, and advocate for stronger legal controls on government surveillance.
Headquartered in Washington, with an international presence in Brussels, CDT works inclusively across sectors and the political spectrum to find tangible solutions to today’s most pressing internet policy challenges.
View our Annual Report to learn more about how CDT’s team contributed to so many of the critical tech and internet policy debates and advancements.