One of CDT’s most important roles is creating and sharing informational resources with policymakers and citizens. On this page, you’ll find collections of resources grouped by key issues.
Novel Coronavirus Response
The world is moving rapidly to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. As government leaders, policymakers, and technology companies continue to make necessary decisions to stop the global pandemic, CDT is actively monitoring the latest responses and working to ensure they protect civil rights and liberties.
Federal Privacy Legislation
For too long, Americans’ digital privacy has varied widely depending on the technologies and services we use, on the companies that provide those services, and on our capacity to navigate confusing notices and settings. CDT has put forth a legislative discussion draft that sets reasonable limits on the use, collection, and sharing of personal information and provides individual rights to access, correct, delete, and port data.
We’re shoring up the foundations of democracy.
As more political activity touches the digital realm, there exists a real potential for cybersecurity issues to influence voting, compromise election activities, and alter core democratic norms. We’re working to address key election cybersecurity issues, such as election official training, technical volunteer capacity building, social media disinformation campaigns, and robust post-election auditing.
It’s time for Tech 101! Consider using this series as an educational entry point for your friends and relatives.
Want to know the basics about how technology and the internet works? This is the series for you! These short overviews provide an excellent overview on everything from 5G to internet architecture. Grow more comfortable with the language and concepts of modern technology.
Tech Policy for Startups
As privacy and security concerns grab headlines, existing and potential customers are placing more value on the protection of their personal information.
CDT has developed a suite of resources on tech policy for start-ups and entrepreneurs that will help them understand the legislative landscape around managing user data. This information can help new businesses embed security and privacy controls upfront to strengthen their products and services.