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EFF to Illinois Supreme Court: Protect Biometric Privacy

Big companies are harvesting and monetizing your face print, fingerprints, and other sensitive biometric information, without your knowledge and consent. That’s why Illinois wisely enacted the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), which prohibits companies from gathering, using, or sharing your biometric information without your informed opt-in consent. Now companies...

Woodhull Freedom Foundation et al. v. United States

EFF represents two human rights organizations, a digital library, an activist for sex workers, and a certified massage therapist in a lawsuit challenging the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act, or FOSTA, on grounds that it silences online speech by muzzling Internet users and forcing online...

UN Report Sets Forth Strong Recommendations for Companies to Protect Free Expression

“YouTube keeps deleting evidence of Syrian chemical weapon attacks” “Azerbaijani faces terrorist propaganda charge in Georgia for anti-Armenian Facebook post” “Medium Just Took Down A Post It Says Doxed ICE Employees” These are just a sampling of recent headlines relating to the regulation of user-generated online content, an increasingly controversial...

The Digital Townsquare: Silicon Valley and the Regulation of Online Speech

Presented by Bloomberg and the First Amendment Coalition and Electronic Frontier Foundation Trolls, bots, fake news—social media sites have become breeding grounds for misinformation and extremist content. Tech giants are in the middle of a nearly impossible balancing act, with pressure from some to regulate content more strictly, and from...

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