European Union

The European Union (EU) plays a major role in shaping the policies of the global Internet, exerting influence far beyond its own borders. CDT works with EU institutions and Member States to develop policy solutions that respect legal, political, and cultural differences while promoting the core values of an open and inclusive Internet.

A more detailed overview of CDT’s efforts in Europe is available here.



Copyright policies must provide protections for creators while still empowering users. The goal: copyright that works for everyone.

Net Neutrality

Preventing Internet service providers from becoming gatekeepers, while protecting against government overreach.

Privacy & Data

Protecting users’ privacy and ensuring security of information in the digital age.

Government Surveillance

Governments need the ability to conduct surveillance, but transparency, accountability, and the rights of individuals must also be protected.