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Rise of Telecommuting Poses Unique Privacy and Security Threats to Company Networks

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…

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A Primer on Behavioral Advertising

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 user’s online activities. Data about how consumers interact with certain sites–which articles they read, which advertisements they click…

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Privacy Principles for Digital Watermarking

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…

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Spyware Enforcement

  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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Spyware Enforcement – Federal

Return to the complete report. Federal Spyware Case Summary   Case Behaviors considered illegal by the Department of Justice Laws invoked Status United States v. Jerome T. Heckenkamp   More information   Prosecutors alleged: • Installing on another user's computer an unauthorized computer program that was designed to intercept…

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Testimony of Deirdre Mulligan

Testimony of Deirdre Mulligan, Staff Counsel, Center for Democracy and Technology to the 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. CDT…

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