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White House Ignores Real Bill of Rights in Call for Privacy Regulation of Internet Businesses

February 23, 2012

The White House’s “Consumer Data Privacy in a Networked World” report outlines a revised framework for consumer privacy, proposes a “Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights,”...


Supremes to Congress: Bring Privacy Law into 21st Century

January 30, 2012

Last week’s unanimous decision of the Supreme Court in U.S. v. Jones ( PDF ) marks a major victory for constitutional rights. While the justices...


The new politics of Silicon Valley: Revenge of the nerds

January 5, 2012

It was a dangerous year for innovation. Governments around the world became increasingly aware that digital technology could disrupt the political and economic status quo....


Free Market Coalition Opposes Digital Dragnet

July 27, 2011

This morning, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary will mark up H.R. 1981, a bill that would impose a broad data retention...


Are Your Gadgets Spying on You?

May 6, 2011

TechFreedom Senior Adjunct Fellow Larry Downes was on NPR’s Science Friday show last Friday to talk about the recent revelation that Apple’s iPhone was “tracking”...


Statement of Concern about Expansion of CALEA Has Broad Support

February 14, 2011

A Statement of Concern about Expansion of CALEA (embedded below) has been issued with the support of a wide range of industry groups and public-interest advocates. (CALEA...