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CDT Brief with the CJEU Challenging French Surveillance and Data Retention

On December 4, CDT filed a brief (in French) with the Court of Justice of the European Union challenging French surveillance and data retention laws. We argue in the brief that French law, which permits bulk surveillance domestically and compels communications service providers to retain various types of metadata, violates the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.

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Letter to Ministers of Justice and Home Affairs on the Proposed Regulation on Terrorist Content Online

The undersigned organisations are dedicated to protecting fundamental human rights, including the right to freedom of expression and information, both online and offline. We urge Members of the European Parliament and Member State representatives to significantly amend the ‘Regulation on preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online’ to bring it in line with the Charter of Fundamental Rights, and to propose evidence-based measures that can better achieve the Regulation’s stated goals.

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CDT’s Comment on Apprehension, Processing, Care, and Custody of Alien Minors and Unaccompanied Alien Children

Data collected for the purpose of assessing the suitability of a sponsor should not be repurposed for enforcement; a program designed to focus on child welfare should not be co-opted for enforcement. Parents and family members are put in an impossible position: choose separation from your child or relative, or risk alerting ICE to you and your housemates’ presence.

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Comments to LADOT on Privacy & Security Concerns for Data Sharing for Dockless Mobility

We wrote to urge the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) to further evaluate and implement safeguards for its data sharing requirements for dockless mobility permit holders. The current Mobility Data Specification gives LADOT access to highly sensitive and potentially identifiable location info, both historically and in real time to a greater degree than the existing General Bikeshare Feed Specification.

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