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French Lawmakers Expand Electronic Surveillance Dramatically

Today, the French legislature finalized adoption of a new surveillance law – the ‘Projet de Loi relatif au Renseignement’ (roughly, the Intelligence Act). The law has been vigorously opposed by a wide coalition of NGOs, including CDT. The law was proposed by Prime Minister Manuel Valls in March 2015, and has been rushed through the French Senate and National Assembly on a fast-track procedure.

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Chris Calabrese Promoted to Vice President of Policy

CDT is excited to announce the promotion of Chris Calabrese to Vice President of Policy. Calabrese, most recently served as Senior Director of Policy at CDT. In his new role, Chris oversees CDT’s policy agenda, working across policy teams to encourage collaboration, develop policy strategy, and help lead CDT’s advocacy and coalition work.

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D.C. Circuit Denies Stay, Open Internet Rules to Take Effect Tomorrow

Today, the D.C. Circuit ruled that the Petitioners seeking to stop the Federal Communications Commission’s network neutrality rules from taking effect did not satisfy “the stringent requirements for a stay pending court review.” The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) fully believes this was the correct result. The Commission’s Order took a careful, considered, and thorough approach to promulgating effective rules to protect the open Internet.

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CIO Review: Why Offensive Countermeasures Weaken Our Cybersecurity

CDT President and CEO Nuala O’Connor in CIO Review: “Offensive or retaliatory cyber countermeasures are generally prohibited under current law, specifically the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. This is a good thing, because there are a myriad of serious problems with a company launching…

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