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Significant Surveillance Reforms in Section 702 Bill; Much More Must Be Added

Today, the Republican and Democratic heads of the House Judiciary Committee revealed the “USA Liberty Act,” legislation that would reform and reauthorize an important intelligence surveillance authority that would otherwise sunset on December 31. The legislation marks an important step forward, but it must do more to protect the rights of both U.S. and global citizens.

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DHS Rule Allowing Collection of Immigrant Social Media Information is an Affront to Human Dignity

The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) is disappointed with the recently published Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rule that will expand the information DHS says it collects on immigrants to include social media handles and aliases, search results, and “associated identifiable information.” The rule, which takes effect on Oct. 18, 2017, will apply to lawful permanent residents, naturalized U.S. citizens, their relatives and associates, and many who assist in immigration proceedings.

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CDT Announces Members of 2017-2018 Advisory Council

The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) is delighted to announce the members of its 2017-2018 Advisory Council. This year’s cohort comprises 63 members from a wide variety of organizations and experiences, many of whom are leaders in the tech policy field.

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Net Neutrality: What It Is and Why It Matters

Teen Vogue: “Internet access could be reduced to a cable package where users are forced to pay a toll to the ISP for access to specific websites or services,” said Ferras Vinh, policy counsel at the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT).

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