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Comments to the Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security on Export Controls

The Bureau of Industry and Security of the Department of Commerce solicited public comments on the criteria for identifying emerging technologies that are essential to U.S. national security. We hope this initial opportunity for public input helps BIS to better understand how the proposal will impact the numerous companies and institutions in the commercial and academic sectors developing emerging technologies, as well as the related technical communities with a vested interest in the impacts of emerging technologies on security and human rights.

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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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