Telecommuting, a practice increasingly favored by employers and workers alike, has a great deal to recommend it, but it also raises serious new privacy and security threats that must be addressed in order to prevent this generally beneficial practice from leading to serious privacy and security failures. CDT joined Ernst & Young to survey employers about telecommuting and to…
In recent years and at an accelerating pace, technology and market forces have been fundamentally changing the advertising industry through the collection, storage and use of information. One growing industry, "behavioral advertising," involves the compilation of detailed information about an Internet userâ€™s online activities. Data about how consumers interact with certain sites–which articles they read, which advertisements they click…
Testimony of Alissa Cooper before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on "What Your Broadband Provider Knows About Your Web Use: Deep Packet Inspection and Communications Laws and Policies"
Testimony of Leslie Harris before the Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee on the "Privacy Implications of Online Advertising"
Testimony of David Sohn before the House Committee on Small Business on “Electronic Payments Tax Reporting: Another Tax Burden for Small Businesses”
CDT released a paper this week offering a set of principles for addressing potential privacy considerations when deploying digital watermarking technology. As explained in greater detail below, digital watermarking technology embeds information, in machine-readable form, within the content of a digital media file (for example, a movie, song, or photograph).
(1) CDT Offers Privacy Principles for Digital…
By now most computer users have become familiar with the term "spyware," largely because they or someone they know have experienced it first-hand. Computer users are increasingly finding programs on their computers that they did not know were installed and that they cannot uninstall, that create privacy problems and open security holes, that can hurt the performance and stability…
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Federal Spyware Case Summary
Behaviors considered illegal by the Department of Justice
Jerome T. Heckenkamp
â€¢ Installing on another user's computer an unauthorized computer program that was designed to intercept…
Testimony of Deirdre Mulligan,
Staff Counsel, Center for Democracy and Technology
House Committee on the Judiciary
Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property
March 26, 1998
I. Introduction And Summary
The Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) is pleased to have this opportunity to testify on the issue of privacy protection in the online environment.