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Guardian: Congress warned that drones present ‘a nightmare scenario for civil liberties’

The Guardian: House committee considering future of US airspace worries about unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) filming football games but silent on law enforcement use … Harley Geiger of the Center for Democracy and Technology warned the assembled legislators that they must heed privacy concerns before making the skies free for drones. “Here is a nightmare scenario for civil liberties: a network of law…

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Justin Brookman with Dr. Drew, KABC Radio

Justin Brookman, Director of our Consumer Privacy Project, was invited to chat with KABC Radio’s Dr. Drew & Michael Catherwood. They discussed cross-service tracking, the privacy of porn sites & it’s advertising, and more – follow this link and fast forward 19 minutes in to listen.

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White House Consumer Privacy Bill Falls Short on Protections

Today, the White House released a discussion draft of its Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act. The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) is a vocal advocate for comprehensive privacy legislation and issued the following response: “Americans have long deserved comprehensive national consumer privacy legislation to protect their personal information. Unfortunately, the President’s bill falls short on the…

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USA Today: Mobile Apps Still Collect Information on Kids

USA Today’s Anne Flaherty features CDT’s Michelle De Mooy on her thoughts regarding the landmark law aimed at protecting the privacy of America’s youngest mobile consumers. In July 2013, the Federal Trade Commission extended COPPA to require app developers to get parental consent before collecting personal data on anyone younger than 13. “It’s upped the ante for companies deciding whether…

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Bloomberg: Obama Revives Consumer Privacy and Security Proposals

CDT’s Nuala O’Connor provides commentary for Cheryl Bolen of Bloomberg BNA’s article about President Obama’s list of data security and privacy policy legislative proposals. The proposals and initiatives announced by the White House drew immediate praise from CDT. “For too long, it has been America’s companies taking the lead in protecting the privacy of consumers without clear or consistent guidance…

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Washington Post: Obama’s Privacy and Cyber Bills Are the GOP’s First Big Test at Governing

The Washington Post’s Brian Fung discusses how the nation’s gridlocked legislature handles the president’s tech-infused legislative proposals will tell a great deal about what we expect from Obama’s remaining years in office. CDT’s Chris Calabrase provides his thoughts on the overture. Obama wants Congress to develop a national standard for data breaches, telling companies how quickly they need to disclose…

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