Consumer Privacy

As innovative technologies emerge with new, sophisticated data generation and processing capabilities, protecting users’ privacy and advancing fairness in outcomes is becoming increasingly important. CDT works to develop privacy safeguards for consumers and citizens through a combination of legal, technical, and self-regulatory measures.

Ensuring that services are designed in ways that preserve privacy, establishing protections that apply across the data’s life-cycle, and preserving individual autonomy by giving the individual control over how their data is used, are key elements of protecting privacy in the digital age. CDT aims to better understand and address how sophisticated data practices may have discriminatory effects and may lead to social corrosion by undermining our sense of fairness and our understanding of equal opportunity.

Topics

Internet of Things

With everything soon to be connected to the Internet, privacy considerations abound.

Health

Privacy concerns must be addressed if health information technology is to reach its full potential to improve care and reduce costs.