On April 1, 2014, CDT filed comments with the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy as part of its big data review.
We believe companies that collect data from consumers—for any reason, “big data” analytics or otherwise—must create robust programs to protect the data. Our comments focus on the continued value of the Fair Information Practice Principles (FIPPs)…
The White House has promised it will respond to any petition on its website that receives over 100,000 signatures. Recently, the White House responded to a petition to deport teen pop sensation Justin Bieber. In the past,…
No actual text has been publicly released, but it appears that the FCC’s draft plan for protecting Internet openness (a.k.a. net neutrality) would prohibit Internet providers from blocking Internet content, while providing considerable leeway for discrimination in the form of “pay-for-priority.” The details of the FCC’s proposal should come out in May, and the agency will solicit public comments on how to improve it. For stronger approaches to prevail, Internet openness supporters are going to need to make their voices heard.
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In recent months, a flurry of declassified documents have shed light on the NSA’s mass collection of communications data under Patriot Act Section 215 and the FISA Amendments Act. CDT is leading efforts to rein in the NSA and protect our fundamental privacy and free expression rights.