TechProm 2015 – More Awesome Than Ever

Thank you to everyone who came out for CDT’s Annual Dinner, TechProm. With more than 900 people joining us to celebrate the ever-growing tech policy community and CDT’s work, it’s fair to say that this year’s event was one to remember. There was so much positive buzz that #TechProm was even trending in DC.

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Recap: CDT Storms SXSW Interactive 2015

CDT staff was in full force this past weekend for Austin’s SXSW Interactive 2015 – with six speakers as well as a variety of additional staff taking part in eight events (including a secret meeting, details below), it was an whirlwind weekend crammed full with thought leadership, networking, learning –– and…

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Troublesome Cyber Surveillance Bill Advances

After adopting several privacy amendments in a closed door meeting last week, the Senate Intelligence Committee has publicly released the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA). The bill would permit companies in the private sector to share information about their users’ Internet activity with the federal government. CDT welcomes many of the amendments, but still opposes the legislation.

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400 pages and 305 Words: Initial Observations on the FCC’s New Open Internet Rules

Today, the Federal Communications Commission released its order in Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet. Over the next few days and weeks, CDT and others will be analyzing details of the order, including the sources of authority and lingering questions around issues like consumer privacy. But we’re starting with a few observations on the rules themselves.

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#TechProm – Final reminder!

CDT’s Annual Dinner, fondly known as TechProm, IS TODAY! Take a moment to learn more about our exciting lineup of speakers, including FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and European Data Protection Supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli. Registration is now closed. To help you get the most out of the evening, here is…

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CDT’s Annual Dinner: What You Need to Know

CDT’s Annual Dinner, Tech Prom, is just days away. Hopefully you’ve been following along with our blog to learn more about our exciting line up of speakers, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and European Data Protection Supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli. But to help you get the most out of the evening, here’s everything else you need to know.

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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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