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Consumer Privacy and Smart Grid Technology

Working with law students at UC Berkeley's Samuelson Law, Technology, and Public Policy Clinic, CDT recently submitted comments in a FCC proceeding on the implications of Smart Grid Technology, highlighting the need to protect consumer privacy and implement critical security protocols in developing the modernized electrical grid. At the core of the new grid's functionality is the collection and…

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Use Twitter, Go to Jail

New York resident Elliot Madison took a page from the Iranian protester playbook by using Twitter to help direct participants in the recent protests of the G20 summit in Pittsburgh away from police lines. The use of Twitter by the Iranian people was a stunning success, highlighted by the global media and even encouraged by the U.S. State…

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VIDEO: Washington Legal Foundation

Recently, CDT Policy Analyst, Andrew McDiarmid spoke at the Washington Legal Foundation about privacy issues in the Google Books Settlement. The video of Andrew’s discussion, as well as several other videos from the event, are available here.

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Americans to Advertisers: Stop spying on me!

Researchers at UC Berkeley and the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School of Communication recently released the results of a large-scale study of consumer attitudes toward behavioral targeting (also known as behavioral advertising). The report’s findings were astonishing in their simplicity: the majority of consumers do not want their information collected and used for the purpose of customizing targeted…

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Is Online Privacy a Generational Issue?

CDT Policy Analyst, Heather West, wrote a guest blog post for Wired’s GeekDad blog discussing whether or not online privacy is a generational issue. In light of the release of a survey on behavioral advertising conducted by professors at both the University of Pennsylvania and The University of California, Berkeley, the post highlights how the younger demographic…

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Great Wrap-Up from Last Week’s Health IT Event

Alex Howard put together a fantastic write up of our panel discussion last week about the progress that has been made nine months into the implementation of the HITECH provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. You can check out video from the event here and Alex’s write up for SearchCompliance.com here.

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Great Wrap-Up from Last Week’s Health IT Event

Alex Howard put together a fantastic write up of our panel discussion last week about the progress that has been made nine months into the implementation of the HITECH provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. You can check out video from the event here and Alex’s write up for SearchCompliance.com here.

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