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Joint Letter to LIBE Committee on Amendments to Terrorist Content Proposal

CDT signed on to this letter to the European Parliament Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee with concerns about the proposal on Preventing the Dissemination of Terrorist Content Online. The letter argues that the content removal time limits set out by Compromise Amendment 4 would entail over-removal of lawful content. The letter also advocates for a more pragmatic approach that would require hosting service providers to execute removal orders “as soon as possible”.

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CDT’s Comments to European Commission on Artificial Intelligence (AI HLEG)’s Draft Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy AI

The Center for Democracy & Technology supports the High-Level Expert Group (HLEG)’s efforts to develop guidelines for trustworthy AI and appreciates the opportunity to comment on this draft. While we agree that trustworthiness is a key objective for any system, the HLEG must also acknowledge the limitations of current methods for mitigating bias in machine learning models.

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CDT Signs Joint Letter on EU Digital Single Market Copyright Directive

CDT along with other organisations, creators, academics, universities, public libraries, startups, software developers, EU online platforms, and Internet Service Providers, reiterate our position that the manifest flaws in Articles 11 and 13 of the proposal for a Copyright Directive in the Digital Single Market constitute insurmountable stumbling blocks to finding a balanced compromise on the future of Copyright in the European Union.

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Letter to Ministers of Justice and Home Affairs on the Proposed Regulation on Terrorist Content Online

The undersigned organisations are dedicated to protecting fundamental human rights, including the right to freedom of expression and information, both online and offline. We urge Members of the European Parliament and Member State representatives to significantly amend the ‘Regulation on preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online’ to bring it in line with the Charter of Fundamental Rights, and to propose evidence-based measures that can better achieve the Regulation’s stated goals.

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CDT Signs on to an Open Letter on The Copyright Reform

On 19 November 2018, CDT joined 53 NGOs in signing an open letter highlighting ongoing concerns with the proposed Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. The letter is addressed to Member State representatives ahead of the meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER) on 23 November.

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Article 11 DSM Copyright Directive: CDT's Recommendations During "Trilogue" Negotiations

In September, the European Parliament adopted its position on the European Commission’s proposal for a Directive on Copyright in the DSM. Member States and Parliament unfortunately opted to maintain the introduction of a new ancillary copyright for press publishers. “Trilogue” negotiations have now begun amongst representatives from the EU institutions, with the aim of reaching a final text that can be agreed upon by both Parliament and Council. In the spirit of constructive feedback and compromise, we’d like to propose amendments and recommendations that aim at preserving the open nature of the internet.

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