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The Graham-Blumenthal bill is anti-speech, anti-security, and anti-innovation.

The Graham-Blumenthal Bill Is an Attack on Online Speech and Security

Members of Congress have mounted a major threat to your freedom of speech and privacy online. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) recently introduced a bill that would undermine key protections for Internet speech in U.S. law. It would also expose providers of the private messaging services we...

Coalition Asks California's Governor Newsom to Support Fiber Broadband for All

The Electronic Frontier Foundation recently joined several California-based ISPs, tech companies, non-profits, and local governments to commend Governor Newsom for adopting a “Broadband for All” vision. But simply saying “broadband” without a clear eye towards the future risks having government policies adopt infrastructure plans that work in the short run...

Protección de las Libertades Civiles Durante una Crisis de Salud Pública

En todo el mundo, las autoridades de salud pública están trabajando para contener la propagación de COVID-19 (Enfermedad del Coronavirus 2019). En la búsqueda de esta urgente y necesaria tarea, muchas agencias gubernamentales están recogiendo y analizando información personal sobre un gran número de personas identificables, incluyendo su salud...

Public’s Right to Access Court Proceedings Calls For Livestreaming Hearing in Notorious Patent Troll Case

Washington, D.C.—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today urged a panel of judges at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to take a stand for open access to judicial proceedings and allow the public to watch by video an upcoming hearing in a patent case involving Apple.EFF is...
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Tech Lobbyists Are Pushing Bad Privacy Bills. Washington State Can, and Must, Do Better.

A data privacy bill in Washington State has gained momentum. The bill, 2SSB 6281 (also known as the Washington Privacy Act, or WPA), has received widespread support from big tech companies. It’s no wonder they like it because, as currently written, the WPA would be a weak, token...
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Ninth Circuit: Private Social Media Platforms Are Not Bound by the First Amendment

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently held in Prager University v. Google that YouTube is not a government actor bound by First Amendment limits simply because it hosts a forum for public speech. Rather, as EFF argued in an amicus brief, YouTube is a...

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