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Pioneer 2020

Researchers Targeting AI Bias, Sex Worker Advocate, and Global Internet Freedom Community Honored at EFF’s Pioneer Award Ceremony

San Francisco – The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is honored to announce the 2020 Barlow recipients at its Pioneer Award Ceremony: artificial intelligence and racial bias experts Joy Buolamwini, Dr. Timnit Gebru, and Deborah Raji; sex worker activist and tech policy and content moderation researcher Danielle Blunt; and the global...

EFF to EU Commission on Article 17: Prioritize Users’ Rights, Let Go of Filters

During the Article 17 (formerly #Article13) discussions about the availability of copyright-protected works online, we fought hand-in-hand with European civil society to avoid all communications being subjected to interception and arbitrary censorship by automated upload filters. However, by turning tech companies and online services operators into copyright police, the final...
¿Quién defiende tus datos?

El último informe español "Quién defiende sus datos" muestra que las políticas de privacidad son sólidas, pero que hay que llenar lagunas cruciales.

El segundo informe de la Fundación ETICAS ¿Quien Defiende Tus Datos? (¿Quién defiende tus datos?) sobre las prácticas de privacidad de datos en España muestra cómo los principales proveedores de Internet y de aplicaciones móviles de España están avanzando en la clarificación de cómo se están protegiendo...

EFF Tells California Supreme Court Not to Require ExamSoft for Bar Exam

This week, EFF sent a letter (pdf link) to the Supreme Court of California objecting to the required use of the proctoring tool ExamSoft for the October 2020 California Bar Exam. Test takers should not be forced to give their biometric data to ExamSoft, the letter says, which...
California Privacy

California Still Needs Privacy Protections for COVID Tracking Apps

Many states have launched their own versions of exposure notification or tracking apps as a part of their response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. California may be poised to join them. Yet the Golden State still has not enacted any privacy standards for state COVID tracking apps, or for...

Derechos Humanos y TPM: Lecciones de los 22 años de la DMCA de EE.UU.

Introducción En 1998, Bill Clinton firmó la Ley de Derechos de Autor para el Milenio Digital (DMCA), una amplia revisión de la ley de derechos de autor de los EE.UU. diseñada teóricamente para actualizar el sistema de leyes para la era digital. Aunque la DMCA contiene muchas secciones...
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Portland’s Fight Against Face Surveillance

This Wednesday, the Portland City Council will hear from residents, businesses, and civil society as they consider banning government use of face recognition technology within the city.Over 150 Portland-area business owners, technologists, workers, and residents have signed our About Face petition calling for an end to government...


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