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EFF Urges Gov. Brown to Sign Sensible California Bill Imposing Stricter Requirements for DNA Collection From Minors

When the San Diego police targeted black children for DNA collection without their parents' knowledge in 2016, it highlighted a critical loophole in California law. The California State Legislature recently passed a new bill, A.B. 1584, to ensure that law enforcement cannot stop-and-swab youth without either judicial approval...

Social Media Platforms Should be Accountable and Transparent About Content Removal, But DOJ's Plan to Investigate Raises Concerns

The Justice Department’s announcement yesterday that it will meet with states to discuss whether social media companies are "intentionally" stifling free speech represents a potentially dangerous new step in the wrong direction. Instead of focusing on making social media accountable and transparent, the Justice Department’s effort seems aimed at...
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27th Annual Pioneer Awards

Join us on September 27 as we gather for our annual celebration of Digital Rights activism and this year's winners of the Pioneer Awards: Fair Use Champion Stephanie Lenz, European Digital Rights Leader Joe McNamee and Groundbreaking Content Moderation Researcher Sarah T. Roberts. This year, EFF will dedicate the annual...

The NSA Continues to Blame Technology for Breaking the Law

UPDATE September 14, 2018: This blog has been updated at the bottom to include information about two Senators’ reactions to the NSA’s call detail record deletion. In late June, the NSA announced a magic trick—hundreds of millions of collected call records would disappear. Its lovely assistant? Straight from the agency’s...

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