The Senate and the House of Representatives have passed substantially different versions of legislation to amend the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). House and Senate negotiators have been meeting in an effort to craft a compromise acceptable to both chambers. An agreement may be reached as soon as next week.
1) Congress Trying to Reconcile Competing Surveillance Bills
For five years, the E-Government Act has promoted improvements in the federal government’s use of information technology. The Act has improved the public’s access to government information resources as well as creating protections for personal information. The 2002 Act expired in 2007, and a 2007 E-Government Reauthorization Act (S. 2321) passed out of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee and should be sent to the Senate floor…
The current Congressional session has seen the introduction of an unprecedented number of bills intended to promote online child safety or regulation online content. In past Congresses, there have only been a handful of serious proposals to regulate speech. This year, in marked contrast, more than thirty different bills, addressing the broad topic of child safety in new and online media, have been introduced.
1) CDT is Monitoring…
Consumer Privacy and Government Technology Mandates in the Digital Media Marketplace
Prepared Statement of Alan B. Davidson
Associate Director, Center for Democracy & Technology
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
September 17, 2003
Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee, the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) is pleased to have this opportunity to speak to you about the difficult questions surrounding the expedited subpoena provision of the…
Good morning, I am Deirdre Mulligan, Staff Counsel at the Center for Democracy and Technology. The Center is pleased to participate in this hearing, at the request of the Subcommittee, on the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (S. 2326) and the broader issue of protecting individual privacy in the online environment.
CDT is a non-profit, public interest organization dedicated to developing and implementing public policies to protect…
Testimony of Deirdre Mulligan,
Staff Counsel, Center for Democracy and Technology
House Committee on the Judiciary
Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property
March 26, 1998
I. Introduction And Summary
The Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) is pleased to have this opportunity to testify on the issue of privacy protection in the online environment.
CDT is a non-profit, public interest organization dedicated to developing and…