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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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Cybercrime Convention Committee – 2nd Additional Protocol to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime Discussion Guide

CDT welcomes the opportunity to contribute the observations below in support of the ongoing preparation of a 2nd Additional Protocol to the Budapest Convention. The advance of technology means that law enforcement entities investigating a crime in one county are increasingly seeking data held by a communications service provider in another country. CDT continues to urge that human rights considerations guide cross-border data demands.

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