EFF in the News
Privacy watchdogs for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) have sued the Department of Justice and five other government organizations for cloaking their policies for using Facebook, Twitter and other social networks to investigate citizens in criminal and other matters.
EFF's Jennifer Granick on G4's Attack of the Show.
In a blog post, Kevin Bankston, a senior staff attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), said that what Soghoian reported was "more shocking and frightening" than anyone imagined.
"Eight million would have been a shocking number, even if it had included every single legal request to every single carrier for every single type of customer information; That Sprint alone received eight million requests just from law enforcement only for GPS data is absolutely mind-boggling," Bankston wrote.
Alternatively, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has proposed a "voluntary collective licence" that would give the purchaser immunity from prosecution for non-commercial filesharing. Again the fees from the licence would be pooled and divvied out to artists.
Facebook, Google, Yahoo and eBay object to a clause that they say could give government "unprecedented and sweeping powers" to amend copyright laws...Other groups including US digital rights group The Electronic Frontier Foundation have objected to it.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation said it sued the Justice Department and other U.S. agencies to get information about their policies for using social networks including Facebook and Twitter in investigations, data collection and surveillance.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the University of California, Berkeley's Samuelson Clinic have filed a lawsuit against six government agencies, seeking information on their use of social networking sites for data collection and surveillance.
Yesterday, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and UC Berkeley's Samuelson Center filed suit in California's Northern District, asking the court to force a number of government agencies to hand over any documents they have concerning the use of social networking sites as part of investigative procedures.
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"This is great news, and a real relief to the pair who have been without their machines for a month," continued attorney Jennifer Grannick of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.