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Civil Agencies Want More Consumer Data — Will They Keep Privacy in Mind?

It’s not surprising that civil agencies, including transportation commissions, health departments, and housing authorities, may want access to the data that service providers collect on behalf of their users. But balancing the needs of government agencies and the privacy of individuals will be vital in order to ensure that any use of such data doesn’t infringe upon individual rights.

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Tech Prom To Welcome Giovanni Buttarelli

As if FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s remarks at CDT’s Annual Dinner on the heels of the vote on new Open Internet rules aren’t enough of a reason to attend, we have another exciting speaker to welcome: Giovanni Buttarelli. Giovanni Buttarelli is the newly appointed European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) and he…

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Listening to the Experts on Human Trafficking

This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee is considering two pieces of legislation that would help combat sex trafficking in the United States. As these bills enter committee markup on Thursday, it’s important that they remain focused on essential victim-centered reforms and providing law enforcement with necessary prosecution and prevention resources – not on measures that infringe on the First Amendment.

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