Privacy

Mozilla Moves Ahead With Do Not Track Browser

Adweek
“This is basically Sarah Palin's 'Death Panels' but for the Internet," says Daniel Castro

In the End, NSA Might not Need to Snoop so Secretly

Christian Science Monitor
Daniel Castro argues people are most concerned about their data being diverted and collected in secret.

Privacy Should Not Come at the Expense of User Choice

California Law Would Criminalize “Revenge Porn.” Guess Which Privacy Groups Oppose It?

June 6, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

Some advocacy groups seem to be more interested in fighting corporations and government than in enacting meaningful privacy laws.

Surveillance Cameras: Helpful or Harmful?

May 22, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K Street NW
Suite 610A
Washington
DC
20005

State and local governments have invested millions of dollars in surveillance video technology to improve public safety. Privacy and civil libertarian groups have criticized these technologies as ineffective and inefficient, as well as an unjust intrusion on the privacy of law-abiding citizens. Read more »

Surveillance Cameras: Helpful or Harmful?

May 22, 2013
Supporters and opponents of surveillance technology will debate the pros and cons of video cameras and other related technologies.

State and local governments have invested millions of dollars in surveillance video technology to improve public safety. Privacy and civil libertarian groups have criticized these technologies as ineffective and inefficient, as well as an unjust intrusion on the privacy of law-abiding citizens. Supporters of these technologies argue that these technologies can support law enforcement activities and help make our cities safer. At this event, supporters and opponents of this technology will debate the pros and cons of surveillance video cameras and related technologies.

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Surveillance Cameras: Helpful or Harmful?

ITIF Praises Obama Administration for Selection of Senior Privacy Official

ITIF Criticizes Privacy Advocates for Past Statements on Surveillance Cameras

In an article posted this morning, ITIF Senior Analyst Daniel Castro notes that privacy advocates who have opposed the use of surveillance cameras have tried to change their talking points in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing. Read more »

Caught on Camera: The Inconsistency of Privacy Advocates on Surveillance Technology

April 23, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

ITIF Senior Analyst Daniel Castro notes that privacy advocates who have opposed the use of surveillance cameras have tried to change their talking points in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing. For years these advocates have lobbied for stricter rules on the use of surveillance cameras that limit their effectiveness, and then later try to claim that this means these systems are not useful. Moreover, until now, these privacy advocates have consistently denied any public value from surveillance cameras, and now that this argument has been lost, they are retreating to other tired claims. In this article, Castro refutes those claims and calls out privacy groups like ACLU, EPIC, and EFF for their attempts to disguise ideological opposition to surveillance cameras as a rational debate about cost and effectiveness.