EFF in the News
Jillian is the Director for International Freedom of Expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and she’s a co-author of a new report called Account Deactivation and Content Removal: Guiding Principles and Practices for Companies and Users. You can hear the full interview below, or download the MP3.
“I don’t think there there is anything on this list the government would concede requires a warrant,” said Kevin Bankston, a staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation. “This brings cellular retention practices out of the shadows, so we can have a rational discussion about how the law needs to be changed when it comes to the privacy of our records.”
The Humble Bundle is back again, and this time the pay-what-you-want program to support Child’s Play Charity and Electronic Frontier Foundation is offering the indie title Frozen Synapse in an aptly-named “Humble Frozen Synapse Bundle.”
“We’ve been troubled by this for a long time,” said Peter Eckersley, technology projects director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Galperin monitors the field of digital privacy law as part of her work with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and encourages consumers to check out the EFF’s ongoing Who Has Your Back petition to stay abreast of which Internet companies are the most transparent about how they handle user data.
Today a remarkable "left/right" coalition that includes ACLU, Americans for Tax Reform, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, TechFreedom, the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, and my own organization, the Center for Democracy & Technology, has launched a campaign urging Congress to require warrants when the government comes calling for your email, online records, photos and the like.
The government should have to get a warrant from a judge before conducting electronic surveillance, just as it needs a warrant to tap ordinary phone calls or search our homes, argues the coalition, which includes ACLU, Americans for Tax Reform, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, and TechFreedom.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is celebrating the White House's openness to public petitions with a plea to update the nation's electronic privacy law, which last saw major revision in 1986, and which has some pretty big loopholes:
In a letter to Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, European Digital Rights (EDRi); AKVorrat; Belgian Net Users' Rights Protection Association; Bits of Freedom; Electronic Frontier Foundation; European Federation of Journalists; Privacy International; Statewatch; and 30 other co-signatories, gave their opinion on the ongoing review of the Data Retention Directive.
Privacy and digital rights group the Electronic Frontier Foundation awarded Apple one star in its "Who Has Your Back" campaign, calling on Internet giants to improve their privacy practices.