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Victory! Ninth Circuit Allows Human Rights Case to Move Forward Against Cisco Systems

People around the world have been searching for ways to hold accountable companies that build tools for government repression. From massive surveillance systems to state-sponsored malware, governments around the world are increasingly using technology to locate, track, and engage in human rights abuses against disfavored communities, journalists, and activists.

The Hackers, The Lawyers, And The Defense Fund @ DEF CON 31

The hacker community has long conducted important security research that skates the edge of legality. This has led to charges and lawsuits, bogus and serious alike, against hackers. In this panel, we’ll hear from a hacker that faced legal challenges, we’ll describe what legal counseling for hackers looks like in...

Celebrating 33 Years of EFF

Today marks another milestone in the movement for digital privacy and free expression. We're grateful to every person who has stood with EFF’s technologists, lawyers, researchers, and advocates since the 90s. Together we can cultivate tech’s future for the users.
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Generative AI Policy Must Be Precise, Careful, and Practical: How to Cut Through the Hype and Spot Potential Risks in New Legislation

Anxiety about generative AI is growing almost as fast as the use of the technology itself. Some of these concerns are reasonable, and some are fueled primarily by dramatic rhetoric from prominent figures in tech, entertainment, and national security. Something, they suggest, must be done to stave off any number...
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Brazil's Platform Regulation Debate: Proper Independent and Participative Oversight Structure

** This post is one section of a more extensive piece on Brazil’s platform accountability and regulation debate. Click here to read the entire content.The bill stipulates obligations to internet applications and powers to an unspecified administrative authority to oversee compliance with PL 2630’s rules. The bill's enforcement without...

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Brazil's Platform Regulation Debate: Robust Checks, Balances and Due Process Safeguards for Exceptional Measures in Crisis Situations

** This post is one section of a more extensive piece on Brazil’s platform accountability and regulation debate. Click here to read the entire content.PL 2630 establishes special obligations for when there is an imminent risk of damage or negligence of an application provider (Articles 12-15). In assessing this...

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Brazil's Platform Regulation Debate: Repel Rules and Interpretations That Can Lead to Content Monitoring Obligations

** This post is one section of a more extensive piece on Brazil’s platform accountability and regulation debate. Click here to read the entire content.The Special Rapporteurs for Freedom of Expression have stated: "At a minimum, intermediaries should not be required to monitor user-generated content." And that:...

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