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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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CDT Comments to National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on Advancing Consumer Privacy

We appreciate the NTIA’s recognition that companies should embrace longstanding Fair Information Practice Principles (FIPPs), as well as internal accountability and risk management efforts, but the administration must advance a legislative proposal for a federal privacy framework that additionally prohibits intrusive and unfair data collection and use.

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Article 11 DSM Copyright Directive: CDT's Recommendations During "Trilogue" Negotiations

In September, the European Parliament adopted its position on the European Commission’s proposal for a Directive on Copyright in the DSM. Member States and Parliament unfortunately opted to maintain the introduction of a new ancillary copyright for press publishers. “Trilogue” negotiations have now begun amongst representatives from the EU institutions, with the aim of reaching a final text that can be agreed upon by both Parliament and Council. In the spirit of constructive feedback and compromise, we’d like to propose amendments and recommendations that aim at preserving the open nature of the internet.

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