August 5, 2021 - 9:30am PDT to August 8, 2021 - 5:00pm PDT
Paris and Bally's Hotel and Casinos, Las Vegas, NV + Virtual

EFF is excited to be a part of another DEF CON! This year's DEF CON will be a hybrid model, with a limited in-person event and online portion as well. EFF will be in the DEF CON Discord chatting with members and answering any questions you might have about your digital rights! Be sure to come chat with us and look out for any EFF talks and contests during this year's DEF CON.

Join the Cause

EFF won't have a booth in-person this year, but you can still become a member or renew your membership today! More info to come soon about our latest limited-edition DEF CON shirt. We can't wait to show it off. 

EFF Talks

Privacy Without Monopoly: Paternalism Works Well, But Fails Badly
Cory Doctorow
Virtual Only Presentation | Date and time coming soon...
Governments around the world (US, UK, EU) are planning to force interoperability on the biggest tech platforms. Companies like Facebook say that this is a privacy disaster because it would hurt their ability to keep us safe from privacy invasions. Yeah, I know. But even if you DO think Facebook has our best interests at heart, monopoly is a deeply stupid way protect privacy. I will present "Privacy Without Monopoly," a major EFF white paper I co-authored with Bennett Cyphers, which sets out a framework for understanding how privacy and interop aren't just compatible - they rely on one another!

Tech Trivia Contest

Join us for some tech trivia! EFF's team of technology experts have crafted challenging trivia about fascinating, obscure, and trivial aspects of digital security, online rights, and internet culture. Competing teams will plumb the unfathomable depths of their knowledge, but only the champion hive mind will come in first place! All teams will win great EFF gear. Register and learn more about Tech Trivia today!

Looking for Help?

As in past years, EFF staff attorneys will be here to support the community. If you have legal concerns regarding an upcoming talk or sensitive infosec research that you are conducting at any time, please email Outline the basic issues and we will do our best to connect you with the resources you need. 

Read more about EFF's work defending, offering legal counsel, and publicly advocating for technologists on our Coders' Rights Project page.