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Congressional Child Safety Bills Present Serious Constitutional Risks, and Some Opportunities for Effective Action

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…

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Testimony of Alan Davidson before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on “Consumer Privacy and Government Technology Mandates in the Digital Media Marketplace.”

Consumer Privacy and Government Technology Mandates in the Digital Media Marketplace Prepared Statement of Alan B. Davidson Associate Director, Center for Democracy & Technology before the 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…

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Testimony of Deirdre Mulligan before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Communications

I. Introduction 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…

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