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CDT Welcomes Three New Board Members

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.

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EU Squanders Opportunity to Modernise Copyright Rules

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.

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Coalition Statement in Support of Completing the IANA Transition

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.

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Marketplace Tech: September 15, 2016

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.

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Putin: Election Hacking Threat

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.

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