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CDT Urges European Court of Human Rights To Outlaw or Limit Bulk Collection

CDT filed a brief in the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in the joined petitions of Big Brother Watch and Others v. United Kingdom. Big Brother Watch challenges the United Kingdom’s bulk interception regime by which intelligence agencies tap the fiber cables carrying internet traffic to analyze all electronic data that goes in or out of the U.K. We hope the Grand Chamber will determine that bulk collection is not lawful under the European Convention on Human Rights.

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Get to Know CDT’s Fellows: Shobita Parthasarathy

Shobita Parthasarathy, is Professor of Public Policy and Women’s Studies, and Director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program at the University of Michigan. She is also one of CDT’s non-resident Fellows, engaging with our policy teams to provide valuable insight from her research. In this Q & A we get to learn more about Shobita and her current work.

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House Set to Vote on Restoring Strong Net Neutrality Protections

This week, the Save the Internet Act (H.R. 1644) passed out of the House Energy and Commerce Committee with only minor amendments and is expected to see a floor vote as early as next week. The bill is the most direct way to restore important net neutrality protections and the FCC’s authority to enforce them. As the bill proceeds through the House and on to the Senate, CDT urges Congress to represent the will of their constituents, more than 80% of whom support the protections the Save the Internet Act would cement in place.

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