The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) has added three new members to its Board of Directors: former FTC Commissioner and privacy attorney Julie Brill, computer scientist and cybersecurity expert Carl Landwehr, and communications strategist and telecommunications lawyer Mark Seifert. All three were unanimously approved by CDT’s current Board members.
Today, the European Commission released its much anticipated legislation for copyright reforms in the EU as part of the Digital Single Market strategy. As previously leaked drafts suggested, the proposals contain major flaws and represent a significant step backwards. CDT has advocated for a progressive, innovation-friendly, and flexible copyright regime in the EU. This is not what the Commission is proposing today.
In a letter released today, the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) and other civil society organizations urged members of Congress to do everything they can to ensure a successful, timely IANA stewardship transition by September 30, 2016. The undersigned organizations are dedicated to fighting censorship and defending freedom online, and believe the IANA transition is critical to the future of the Internet.
Los Angeles Times, column by Michael Hiltzik: The goal of true Internet freedom, the online community recognizes, is served by governments having “a say but not a veto or control,” says Chris Calabrese of the Washington-based Center for Democracy and Technology. That means decoupling ICANN from the U.S. government.
CDT’s Chief Technologist, Joseph Lorenzo Hall, talks about the future of information exchange in politics after private emails sent by former Secretary of State Colin Powell were leaked on a website that reportedly has ties to Russian intelligence services.
CNN: Top intelligence officials are concerned Vladimir Putin’s hackers may target the U.S. elections. Brian Todd reports, and CDT Chief Technologist Joseph Lorenzo Hall chimes in what actions by the Russians could disrupt the American vote.