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On 6 December, the Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Ministers rushed through an agreement on a negotiating position on the proposal for a Regulation to prevent the dissemination of terrorist content online. When the European Commission published its proposal in September, we called out several problems, namely it’s lack of evidence to justify its necessity and its incompatibility with fundamental rights standards. Unfortunately, Member States did not heed these warnings. While the Council’s text attempts to address some of our concerns, more work is required.

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CDT’s Tech Talk is a podcast where we dish on tech and Internet policy, while also explaining what these policies mean to our daily lives. In this episode, we chat with Lata Nott about a new web tool aimed at improving your online media diet. We also welcome Teddy Hartman from Howard County Public Schools to get a local perspective on how to address student privacy.

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California Enters the Net Neutrality Fray to Fill a Gap in Consumer Protection

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