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EFF and ACLU Ask Court to Allow Legal Challenge to Proceed Against Warrantless Searches of Travelers’ Smartphones, Laptops

Boston, Massachusetts—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) urged a federal judge today to reject the Department of Homeland Security’s attempt to dismiss an important lawsuit challenging DHS’s policy of searching and confiscating, without suspicion or warrant, travelers’ electronic devices at U.S. borders. EFF and...
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Europe's GDPR Meets WHOIS Privacy: Which Way Forward?

Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect in May 2018, and with it, a new set of tough penalties for companies that fail to adequately protect the personal data of European users. Amongst those affected are domain name registries and registrars, who are required by ICANN, the...
Google Security

Google’s Advanced Protection Program Offers Security Options For High-Risk Users

Security is not a one-size-fits-all proposition, and features that are prohibitively inconvenient for some could be critical for others. For most users, standard account security settings options are sufficient protection against common threats. But for the small minority of users who might be targeted individually—like journalists, policy makers, campaign staff...

Human Rights Watch Film Festival

The EFF is proud to be a Community Partner for the 2018 Human Rights Watch Film Festival, where we're excited to help present Nicholas de Pencier's "Black Code" at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA). "From Syrian citizens tortured for Facebook posts to Brazilian activists using social media to livestream...

EFF to Court: Requiring Universities to Ban Anonymous Online Speech Platforms on Campus is Counterproductive and Unconstitutional

Requiring public universities to ban access to anonymous online speech platforms would undermine activism occurring on those campuses and violate the First Amendment, EFF argued in a brief filed on Thursday. Plaintiffs in the case, Feminist Majority Foundation et al. v. University of Mary Washington, claim that university officials...


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