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Make Digital Privacy a Priority in 2017: Pass the Email Privacy Act

The Email Privacy Act, which would reform the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), was reintroduced. CDT has long advocated for ECPA reform to ensure that everyone’s digital communications receive strong privacy protections. We support passage of the Email Privacy Act and hopes this is the Congress that finally gets ECPA reform done.

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Michelle De Mooy Promoted to Director of Privacy & Data Project

CDT is pleased to announce the promotion of Michelle De Mooy to Director of the Privacy & Data Project. Michelle began her time at CDT as the project’s Deputy Director, and was most recently its Acting Director. In 2017, she will focus on harmonizing privacy and security standards in the Internet of Things, exploring the role of data deletion policy and technologies in privacy and security, and investigating how concepts in data portability and data sovereignty might serve the interests of data protection regimes.

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It's time for porn sites to embrace HTTPS

CIO: As long as you’re of legal age, visiting adult websites should be your own business. The reality is, however, very few adult sites offer high levels of security, and if someone snoops on your browsing habits they can see the pages you visit, the content you download, and the specific terms you search for.

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The Quest to Make Porn Sites More Secure

Wired: Today, the FSC and the Center for Democracy and Technology embark on a quest to make pornographic sites safer to browse. Together, they hope to bring the encryption protocol HTTPS to online porn, securing an incalculably large portion of the web along with it. The initial goal of the FSC and CDT partnership isn’t to force HTTPS on porn sites but to educate them as to its importance, and help with the transition.

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