EFF in the News
A GROUP OF OVER 80 civil society organisations including the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) have refused to endorse proposals by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) that they claim could result in authoritarian policing of the internet.
Groups including La Quadrature du Net and the Electronic Frontier Foundation said they could not endorse the plan because it calls for private policing of the internet and would lead to censorship in the name of copyright protection.
While the government touts the advantages of using “trusted third parties,”and “unlinkable”certificates that won’t divulge personal info,at the end of the day,“someone at some point is still verifying and authenticating that you are who you say you are,”says Lee Tien,a senior staff attorney for Electronic Frontier Foundation.
With that in mind, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has published a guide called “Know Your Digital Rights,” which relates to smartphones, laptops and now tablets.
When the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s John Perry Barlow tweeted last December, “The first serious infowar is now engaged. The field of battle is WikiLeaks. You are the troops,” many in the mainstream media rolled their eyes and dismissed his words as hacker hyperbole.
But the events of the past few days...
The Electronic Frontier Foundation's new 'Know Your Digital Rights' guide is a bust-card for the Twenty-First Century, explaining your rights when it comes to searches of your phone, computer, laptop and other devices.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has answers to these questions in their new "Know Your Digital Rights" guide, including easy-to-understand tips on interacting with police officers and other law enforcement officials.
Long delays, however, can render once-timely information irrelevant. And the real causes of the hold-ups may not only be limited staff resources but may also include an agency’s desire to control its public image, says David Sobel, the senior counsel at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit group that advocates for government transparency and consumer digital rights.
This morning I want to point to four disconnected stories–all from this week!–that, taken together, point up the importance of a strong civil liberties advocate in online legal discussions. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has been just such an advocate for more than 2 decades now, and supporting their work, whether by joining or making a one-time donation, has only become more crucial.
The problems with the stop-gap plan, EFF director for international freedom of expression Jillian C. York wrote, were numerous.
For starters, York said there was no transparency in the selection of the internet addresses to be blacklisted, and no accountability from the regulatory bodies creating the blacklists.