Center for Democracy and Technology

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The Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) is a 501(c)(3) "non-profit public policy organization dedicated to promoting the democratic potential of today's open, decentralized global Internet," according to its website. CDT's stated mission is "to conceptualize, develop, and implement public policies to preserve and enhance free expression, privacy, open access, and other democratic values in the new and increasingly integrated communications medium."

In 1994, Jonah Seiger "helped found and served as Communications Director for the Center for Democracy and Technology." [1]


According to the CDT website:

"CDT pursues its mission through research and public policy development in a consensus-building process based on convening and operating broad-based working groups composed of public interest and commercial representatives of divergent views to explore solutions to critical policy issues. In addition, CDT promotes its own policy positions in the United States and globally through public policy advocacy, online grassroots organizing with the Internet user community and public education campaigns, and litigation, as well as through the development of technology standards and online information resources."


Board of Directors


A Few CDT Website Links

At first glance, the CDT's website may look a bit on the light-side for a policy org, but it is the site's style not to load up any one page with a tremendous quantity of content, and instead is broken down into many pages on it. Some of the top of the site links are:

Contact Information

1634 Eye Street NW #1100
Washington DC, 20006
Phone: 202 637-9800
FAX: 202 637-0968