Posts Tagged ‘Leslie Harris’

Privacy Experts Urge U.S. to Engage in Global Debate, but Get Own House in Order

International, NTIA, Privacy, Transparency May 7th, 2010

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2010 – The United States needs to act as a world leader by using its talents to help develop an innovative global privacy framework, but it must get its own house in order to succeed, said privacy experts Friday at an event hosted by the Commerce Department.

Obama Names Former Bush Official as White House Cybersecurity Czar

Broadband's Impact December 22nd, 2009

WASHINGTON, December 22, 2009 – President Obama finally announced Tuesday that Howard Schmidt will serve as White House cyber security coordinator.

Technology Think Tank Launches ‘Take Back Your Privacy’ Campaign

Broadband Updates, Privacy December 4th, 2009

The Center for Democracy & Technology this week launched a “Take Back Your Privacy” campaign to support the creation of more user-friendly privacy tools and push for the passage of a federal consumer privacy law. “It’s time for privacy law and online practices to catch up with the seismic shifts in technology,” CDT President and CEO Leslie Harris said in a statement Thursday. “We know that Americans want better privacy protections. Take Back Your Privacy will help them make sure that their voices a

Balancing Consumer Choice in the Information Privacy Debate

Broadband's Impact July 25th, 2009

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2009 – Advertisers need to consider consumers’ right to privacy when they collect information on individual internet consumers, a panel of academics, non-profits and industry officials agreed on Friday.

CDT Looks Back and Ahead at Privacy

Broadband's Impact June 30th, 2009

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2009 – Even though it has been nearly a decade since effective pro-privacy legislation had been passed by Congress or pushed by the Federal Trade Commission, Center for Democratic Technology President Leslie Harris expressed optimism on the subject on Wednesday.

Congress to Reexamine Consumer Privacy on Broadband Networks

Net Neutrality April 23rd, 2009

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2009 – Congressional scrutiny of consumer privacy on broadband networks, especially uses of so-called “deep packet inspection” technology, ramped up Thursday as industry representatives and consumer advocates testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet.

On Transparency, Advocacy Group Waits for Obama to 'Show Us The Data'

Broadband's Impact February 17th, 2009

WASHINGTON, February 17, 2009 – The new administration of President Barack Obama has a limited window to fulfill its promise of transparency in government, said Center for Democracy & Technology officials.

Privacy Implications of Online Advertising – and NebuAd – Under Senate Scrutiny

Broadband's Impact July 10th, 2008

WASHINGTON, July 9 – The CEO of upstart online advertising company NebuAd sparred with the head of the non-profit Center for Democracy and Technology at a Wednesday Senate hearing about the privacy implications of internet advertising.

Congress Must Keep Internet from Being 'Hijacked' By NebuAd Model, Says Group

Broadband's Impact July 9th, 2008

WASHINGTON, July 8 – Online advertising firm NebuAd is violating individual users’ privacy, and possibly state and federal laws, officials at the Center for Democracy and Technology said at a Tuesday briefing on a report.

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