The world is moving rapidly to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. As government leaders, policymakers, and technology companies continue to make necessary decisions to stop the global pandemic, CDT is actively monitoring the latest responses and working to ensure they protect civil rights and liberties.

Unfortunately, the seeds of human rights abuses are sometimes planted during active crises. Our policy teams help leaders craft solutions that balance the unique needs of the moment, while still respecting and upholding individual human rights.

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Has the Return to In-Person Teaching Resolved School Technology Issues? Not Exactly. Student Activity Monitoring Software and the Risks to Privacy Student Activity Monitoring Software: Research Insights and Recommendations Report – Online and Observed: Student Privacy Implications of School-Issued Devices and Student Activity Monitoring Software Steps to Protect Student Privacy & Support Equity in the New School Year Issue Brief: Closing the Homework Gap While Protecting Student Privacy CDT Urges FCC to Address Overbroad Monitoring of Students Online in Implementing Emergency Connectivity Fund Tech Policy & COVID: What We’ve Learned About Student Privacy Preparedness Research Report: With Increased EdTech Comes Increased Responsibility Tech Policy & COVID: What We’ve Learned about the Digital Divide CDT Submits Reply Comment to FCC on Student Privacy in Emergency Broadband Benefit Program CDT’s Comments to FCC on Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Sharing Student Health Data with Health Agencies: Considerations and Recommendations School Surveillance and COVID-19 Student Privacy, Transparency, and COVID-19 Student Privacy and Learning Pods: New Education Models in a Pandemic Three Lessons from COVID-19 and the Changing Landscape of Student Privacy Educator Views on Privacy During COVID-19: A Matter of Safety and Well-Being Protecting Connected Students from Tracking by Internet Service Providers Connecting Students with Digital Literacy Training COVID-19 and Student Privacy: Do’s and Dont’s for State and Local Practitioners Telehealth Policy and COVID-19: Expanding Access without Compromising Privacy A Security Checklist for School-Provided Technology Protecting Student Privacy in the Race to Close the Homework Gap For Remote Learning, Privacy Challenges Go Beyond Zoombombing Report: Privacy and Equity in the New School Year Report: Use of Aggregated Location Information and COVID-19 Technology Can Assist Elections by Scaling Vote-By-Mail A Message from Our New CEO, Alexandra Givens CDT Joins Sign on Letter Telling White House to Protect Privacy & Equity COVID-19, Content Moderation and the EU Digital Services Act: Event Summary COVID-19, Content Moderation and the EU Digital Services Act: Key Takeaways We Don’t Need to Ban All Mergers During the COVID-19 Pandemic CDT Statement and Announcement of Coronavirus: Data for Life and Liberty Task Force Formation COVID-19, Content Moderation and the EU Digital Services Act: Key Takeaways COVID-19: European Data Collection and Contact Tracing Measures CDT Joins Others in Demanding Congress Include Broadband Access in COVID-19 Funding Data Use In The Fight Against COVID-19 Should Treat People Equitably, Not Exacerbate Disparities Understanding Automation and the Coronavirus Infodemic: What Data Is Missing? COVID-19 Content Moderation Research Letter – in English, Spanish, & Arabic Happy Earth Day! (To Those of You Able to Access This Post.) Considerations for Distance Learning: a 7-Point Strategy Written Testimony in Senate Paper Hearing on Privacy & Big Data in Coronavirus Response Answers to Questions from Senate Commerce on Privacy & Big Data in Coronavirus Response Protecting Students in Virtual Classrooms: Considerations for Educators Homeschooling and COVID-19: Parents as Chief Information and Privacy Officers In the Middle of COVID-19: Can We All Agree Now That Internet Access is a Necessity? CDT Joins 140+ Asking WIPO to Ensure IP Laws Don’t Hinder Responses to COVID-19 Competition Policy, Tech, and Coronavirus: Short-Term Considerations Schools Do Not Have to Sacrifice Students’ Privacy to Continue Schooling We Must Go Beyond New HHS Rules to Better Protect Sensitive Health Information