My Body, My Data
In our 784th issue:
EFF has put together digital safety tips both for people seeking abortion to protect their privacy, as well as for providers of abortion access, as surveillance will increasingly lead to prosecutions of people exercising their right to choose.
As a privacy rights organization, EFF issues our statement on the Supreme Court ruling that will deprive tens of millions of people of a fundamental right, and legislation and policies in many parts of the country that will seek to erode their privacy.
If you or someone you know is concerned about unwanted data collection while navigating online resources, providing or seeking services, or organizing with others, check here for a list of guides to stay safe.
EFF supports Rep. Sara Jacobs’ “My Body, My Data” Act, which would protect the privacy and safety of people seeking reproductive health care. Privacy fears should never stand in the way of healthcare.
EFF supports data privacy for all, and that includes people seeking reproductive health care.
In a post-Roe world, service providers can expect a raft of subpoenas and warrants seeking user data that could be employed to prosecute abortion seekers, providers, and helpers. They can also expect pressure to aggressively police the use of their services to provide information that may be classified in many states as facilitating a crime. Whatever your position on reproductive rights, this is a frightening prospect for data privacy and online expression.
EFF’s Cindy Cohn and Danny O’Brien talk to Anil Dash, CEO of Glitch and an EFF board member, about building more humane and inclusive technology, and leveraging a love of art and culture into grassroots movements for an internet that truly belongs to us all.
The Department of Commerce has published what is arguably the first federal government proposal that seeks to promote infrastructure policies focused on the future, rather than the usual subsidizing “good enough for now” access. That means that the U.S. government finally recognizes what appears obvious: that the future of internet access is in fiber.
EFF’s Cindy Cohn and Danny O’Brien talk to Pamela Smith, President and CEO of Verified Voting, about the future of elections, and the technology and best practices that will get us there.
EFF is looking for a full-time Talent & Training Coordinator to support applicants and staff throughout the recruitment, on-boarding, and off-boarding processes, and to support professional development opportunities for current staff.
EFF Staff Technologist Daly Barnett talks to Democracy Now! about how people can protect their digital privacy in view of heightened surveillance of pregnant people who are seeking reproductive healthcare.
Opponents of abortion have been using methods like license plate tracking for decades, regardless of the services that patients and visitors to clinics are seeking. MIT Technology Review talks about how body cams and other surveillance is ramping up at a time when these opponents will be seeking prosecutions against pregnant people and their supporters.
A federal watchdog should investigate whether worker surveillance tools threaten employee safety in warehouses and other workplaces, a U.S. House labor leader requested.
Some tech companies are extending resources for reproductive access to their employees, but haven't commented about limiting the private data they're collecting.