Testimony of David Sohn before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce on "H.R. 2221, the Data Accountability and Trust Act and H.R. 1319, the Informed P2P User Act
In November, CDT, along with the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, filed a "friend of the court" brief with the Kentucky Court of Appeals in support of various petitions seeking to overturn orders by Franklin County Circuit Court Judge Thomas D. Wingate seizing the "domain names" of gambling websites located outside of Kentucky….
Since late 2007, the United States and a number of other countries, including Australia, Canada, the European Union, Japan, Mexico, and South Korea, have been negotiating an "Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement" (ACTA). The aggressive timetable of the negotiation effort, together with a pronounced lack of transparency, create a risk that controversial or ill-advised provisions could find their way into the…
On March 28, the Center for Democracy & Technology filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the Sixth Circuit case Doe v. SexSearch.com, arguing that §230 of the Communications Decency Act immunizes the website from being liable for an under-age user having lied about her age. This is the fourth amicus brief CDT has filed in favor of a…
The current Congressional session has seen the introduction of an unprecedented number of bills intended to promote online child safety or regulation online content. In past Congresses, there have only been a handful of serious proposals to regulate speech. This year, in marked contrast, more than thirty different bills, addressing the broad topic of child safety in new and…
Consumer Privacy and Government Technology Mandates in the Digital Media Marketplace
Prepared Statement of Alan B. Davidson
Associate Director, Center for Democracy & Technology
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
September 17, 2003
Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee, the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) is pleased to have this opportunity to speak to you about…
Good morning, I am Deirdre Mulligan, Staff Counsel at the Center for Democracy and Technology. The Center is pleased to participate in this hearing, at the request of the Subcommittee, on the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (S. 2326) and the broader issue of protecting individual privacy in the online environment.
CDT is a non-profit, public interest…