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Victory for Now: California Hits Pause on A.B. 165, Bill that Sought to Undermine Student Privacy

It's a great day for digital privacy in California. Confronted with opposition from a powerful and diverse coalition, Assemblymember Jim Cooper has pulled his legislation, A.B. 165, from consideration by the Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee. EFF joined over 60 civil rights organizations, technology companies, and school community...

EFF Releases Spying on Students Ed Tech Report

EFF Survey Reveals Gaps in Protecting the Privacy of K-12 Students Using School-Issued Devices and Cloud Apps “They are collecting and storing data to be used against my child in the future, creating a profile before he can intellectually understand the consequences of his searches and digital behavior." This...

When Did You First Realize the Importance of Online Privacy?

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Was there a moment in your life when you had an awakening about the importance of digital privacy? Maybe your parents snooped around an...

The Four Flavors of Automated License Plate Reader Technology

Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) may be the most common mass surveillance technology in use by local law enforcement around the country—but they're not always used in the same way.Typically, ALPR systems are comprised of high-speed cameras connected to computers that photograph every license plate that passes. The photo is...

Security Professionals Scoff at Trump’s Position on Privacy

Attendants of this year’s RSA Conference—an event drawing thousands of digital security professionals, cryptographers, engineers, as well as tech companies and intelligence agencies looking to recruit—expressed skepticism of President Trump’s commitment to privacy. Silicon Valley’s response to President Donald Trump has been famously chilly. Tech leaders are organizing political...

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