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California Academy of Appellate Lawyers Winter Meeting 2020

EFF'S Executive Director, Cindy Cohn will be one of a three member panel discussing the "Hot Topics in First Amendment Law" at the Winter Meeting for the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers. The two other panel members will be Eugene Volokh Professor of Law at UCLA Law School, and Kelli...

Tech Workers Coalition: Organizing For Tech Workers' Rights

Our speaker this month is Aslan French. Aslan is a digital technologist with an interest in the intersection of politics, policy, and technology. Aslan is going to be speaking to us this month about Tech Workers Coalition-a decentralized digital movement under which independent advocates for tech worker rights, cooperate.

Silicon Flatirons Technology Policy Conference

Debate: Technology is Undermining Democracy EFF's Executive Director, Cindy Cohn and Andrew P Bridges will participate in the debate on the opposing side, Ahmed Ghappour and Paul Ohm will argue in favor of the subject. They will be joined by moderator Pieere de Vries.The 2020 Silicon Flatirons flagship conference will...

Friends or Foes? The Public’s Battle with Data, Privacy, and the Internet | The 2020 JOSTL & PILJ Symposium

EFF's Director of Cybersecurity, Eva Galperin, will be speaking at the 2020 Journal of Science & Technology and Public Interest Law Symposium. The symposium will examine the scope and boundaries of privacy protection for personal data, including artificial intelligence, sexual images, biometric information, and personal information, and their implications for...


EFF Chief Program Officer Rainey Reitman will join 0x General Counsel, Jason Somensatto, for a fireside chat at 0xpo, a 1-day event exploring emerging topics from the decentralized web. Reitman will discuss her 10+ years of experience in digital rights activism with EFF and other organizations, including the impact of...

TA3M: Portland Facial Recognition Ban?

Smart City PDX is preparing two separate ordinances—one for public agencies and another for private entities—and both are tentatively scheduled for City Council hearings this spring.

Threat Modeling

Tools and techniques may change, but threat modeling persists. Threat modeling is the cornerstone for teaching all other digital security concepts: it helps learners to feel confident in planning their defense against risks, and helps facilitators to better teach to the concerns of their audiences.
colorful letters on a black background spell out 2019: Year in Review

Consumer Privacy: Year in Review 2019

2019 has been an eventful year for consumer privacy, both in a few key courts and state legislatures as well as in Silicon Valley. An important decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in August defended the ability of Illinois citizens to protect their biometric data. Meanwhile, a flurry...


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