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Free Expression, Government Surveillance

CDT Comments on Special Rapporteur David Kaye’s Report Regarding Freedom of Expression and the Telecommunications and Internet Access Sector

CDT provided input for the report that the Special Rapporteur on the protection and promotion of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, is preparing on the role of telecommunications and internet access providers in freedom of expression. We provided a CDT work product that pertained to three areas of inquiry of this study: (1) the examination of policies and practices that affect users’ access to information and governments’ access to user data, (2) trends in state regulation that involve content censorship/filtering or access to user data, and (3) the role of relevant standards bodies in protecting freedom of expression.