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Privacy Law 2.0- Modernizing the Electronic Communications Privacy Act

Kevin Bankston, EFF Senior Staff Attorney will be featured on the panel discussion “Privacy Law 2.0 - Modernizing the Electronic Communications Privacy Act” being presented by the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy Bay Area Chapter. Other panel members include Jim Dempsey, Vice President for Public Policy, Center for...

A Review of Verizon and Google's Net Neutrality Proposal

Efforts to protect net neutrality that involve government regulation have always faced one fundamental obstacle: the substantial danger that the regulators will cause more harm than good for the Internet. The worst case scenario would be that, in allowing the FCC to regulate the Internet, we open the door for...

EFF Urges Supreme Court to Block NASA's Invasive Background Checks

Washington, D.C. - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged the United States Supreme Court Monday to uphold an appeals court decision that blocks invasive and unnecessary background checks at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), arguing that the over-collection of personal data puts employees' privacy at risk. The case...

Thank You From EFF

On behalf of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, we would like to thank all of you who contributed and supported our work at the Black Hat and DEF CON conferences in Las Vegas last week. In particular we would like to acknowledge Jeff Moss and the Black Hat and...

Court Rejects Warrantless GPS Tracking

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today firmly rejected government claims that federal agents have an unfettered right to install Global Positioning System (GPS) location-tracking devices on anyone's car without a search warrant. In United States v. Maynard, FBI agents planted a...

Government Abuses Computer Crime Law to Boost Criminal Charges

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers asked a federal appeals court Thursday to block the government's attempt to wrongly expand federal computer crime law, turning misdemeanor charges into felonies. In an amicus brief filed in U.S. v. Cioni, EFF argues...

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