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The U.S. Government is Demanding Social Media Information From 14.7 Million Visa Applicants - Congress Should Step In

Despite opposition from CDT and our coalition partners in civil society, the U.S. government is demanding that most visa applicants—14.7 million of them—provide their social media identifiers as a condition of entry to the United States. The fight over this data collection is not over and Congress should act.

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The Thorny Problem of Content Moderation and Bias

There is widespread confusion about how online platforms work and plenty of discord around how we want them to work. What do we want content moderation to look like in the digital age, what are the current problems with moderation on large platforms, and how do we start to address them? We will probably never see all people agree about how to address “difficult” speech on platforms, but access to better information about how content moderation works would enable us to have more informed conversations about what the real problems are and how we want to address them.

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Privacy Professionals Reflect on the GDPR One Year Later

It has been approximately one year since the European General Data Protection Regulation went into effect, and privacy professionals around the world continue to grapple with its impact. Recently, the CDT Europe team had the opportunity to participate in two events geared towards privacy professionals that looked at what has been accomplished under GDPR and what gaps still exist.

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Standards for Artificial Intelligence Can Shape a More Secure and Equitable Future

Artificial intelligence today is exceedingly powerful. As its capabilities continue to grow, so too does public excitement and government interest in setting standards that will allow artificial intelligence to flourish. In this post, we’ll first discuss the landscape of AI and then how standards for AI might help government, business, research, and society better grapple with an automated future.

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