Related Press Releases

US and UK Government SIM Card Hack Threat to Privacy, Infrastructure Security

Yesterday, The Intercept reported that the US National Security Agency (NSA) and the British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) collaborated to hack the network of the world’s largest SIM card manufacturer and obtained the encryption keys that protect the privacy of cell phone communications. The Center for Technology & Democracy (CDT) released the following statement in response: “Almost everyone…

Read More

13 Insights Into DNT Issues

A Senate hearing is designed for two things: First, to gather information as an important part of law-making; second, to position Senators as protectors of the people. The Senate Commerce Committee hearing last Wednesday (April 24, 2013), certainly did both. Entitled, “Status Update on the Development of Voluntary Do-Not-Track Standards,” the hearing was intended to examine what steps, if…

Read More

‘OpenStand’ Principles Support Voluntary Technical Standards

Washington–Today, five leading global Internet organizations announced the “OpenStand” principles, an initiative that underscores the invaluable role of open, voluntary technical standards to the development of the Internet. Also today, CDT released a paper detailing how technical Internet standards work and why proposals for the mandatory use of “ITU-T Recommendations”–telecom standards developed in the…

Read More