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Equifax Breach

Equifax Data Breach Update: Backsliding

After Equifax’s calamitous 2017 data breach, its settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the private attorneys representing victims appears to offer two potential remedies to all 147 million American consumers affected: free credit monitoring, or if individuals already had free credit monitoring, an up to $125 cash...
Scraping CFAA

EFF Urges Court to Reconsider Decision That Harms Internet Users’ Ability to Protect Themselves Online

Update 12/31/19: Unfortunately, the Ninth Circuit declined to rehear the case and endorsed its original holding. However, the three-judge panel issued a revised opinion that deleted problematic language in the original opinion that had stated, "[T]he criteria for blocking online material must be based on the characteristics of...
Zuckerberg Congress

Facebook Faces Another Congressional Grilling

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg was called back to Capitol Hill to speak about the company’s impact on the financial and housing sectors—particularly in light of its proposal to launch a cryptocurrency wallet, Calibra, and its involvement in the creation of the Libra cryptocurrency. We’ve criticized Facebook on ...

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