Welcome to PolicyBeta
July 24, 2006
After a several-week trial period, we officially launched PolicyBeta today. You can check out our first post to see how this all got started, but beyond that, I think our press release from today describes it best, so without further ado... For immediate release July 24, 2006 WASHINGTON -- The Center for Democracy & Technology is proud to announce the launch of PolicyBeta, a new blog dedicated to expanding the dialogue about technology policy, civil liberties and preserving democratic values in the digital age. With daily posts on issues ranging from domestic surveillance to spyware, PolicyBeta provides CDT experts an opportunity to discuss in detail the latest trends and developments affecting the technology policy debate. PolicyBeta can be found from the CDT home page by clicking on the "blog" tab or by visiting http://blog.cdt.org . "PolicyBeta provides us an exciting opportunity, not just to discuss the developments we're observing, but also to expand the dialog on tech policy beyond the beltway and into cyberspace," CDT Executive Director Leslie Harris said. "For an organization founded on the principle of bringing a wide variety of voices together at the same table, this represents an invaluable addition to our communications strategy." CDT is encouraging journalists, technologists, academics and interested individuals to visit the blog regularly and participate in the discussion. To foster a civil, focused discussion tech policy issues, comments will be moderated for tone, focus and relevancy.