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Supreme Court Opens Door to Worldwide Patent Damages

The Supreme Court issued a disappointing opinion [PDF] today holding that a company could recover patent damages for lost profits overseas. The court’s reasoning could make overseas damages available in many patent cases. This will disadvantage companies that do research and development in the United States. When patent law...
California Privacy

The California Attorney General’s Office Says It’s Finally Taking Database Abuse Seriously—But Time Will Tell

In 2017, 22 law enforcement employees across California lost or left their jobs after abusing the computer network that grants police access to criminal histories and drivers' records, according to new data compiled by the California Attorney General’s office. The records obtained by EFF show a total of 143 violations...
California Privacy

California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System

The California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS) is the computer network that connects public safety agencies across the state to criminal histories, driver records, and other databases. Since 2014, EFF has served as a watchdog for this system, drawing attention to open meetings violations, attempts to integrate face recognition technology...
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The GDPR and Browser Fingerprinting: How It Changes the Game for the Sneakiest Web Trackers

Browser fingerprinting is on a collision course with privacy regulations. For almost a decade, EFF has been raising awareness about this tracking technique with projects like Panopticlick. Compared to more well-known tracking “cookies,” browser fingerprinting is trickier for users and browser extensions to combat: websites can do it without...

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