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Flight of the Concord Drones

This blog post was written by Kenny Gutierrez, EFF Bridge Fellow.The City Council of Concord, California, is tone deaf to community concerns regarding a proposed police Unmanned Aerial Surveillance (UAS) system – commonly referred to as drones. In a city where the police department is responsible for nearly ...

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SAS v. WPL

The parties in this case, software companies SAS Institute Inc. (SAS) and World Programming Ltd. (WPL), have been feuding for years in multiple courts in the U.S. and abroad. At the heart of the case is SAS’s effort to effectively own the SAS Language, a high-level programming language used to...

Global Privacy Assembly 2021

Katitza Rodriguez, EFF Policy Director for Global Privacy, will be speaking at the Global Privacy Assembly 2021 hosted by Mexico's Federal Data Protection Agency (INAI) and the Global Privacy Assembly, from October 18th-21st, 2021. The Global Privacy Assembly first met in 1979 as the International Conference of Data Protection...

California Activists Sue Marin County Sheriff for Illegally Sharing Drivers’ License Plate Data With ICE, CBP and Other Out-of-State Agencies

San Francisco—Community activists in Northern California today sued Marin County Sheriff Robert Doyle for illegally sharing millions of local drivers’ license plates and location data, captured by a network of cameras his office uses, with hundreds of federal and out-of-state agencies—a practice that violates two California laws, endangers the...

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Lagleva v. Marin County Sheriff

On behalf of community activists, we are suing the Marin County Sheriff for illegally sharing the sensitive location information of millions of drivers with out-of-state and federal agencies, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The Sheriff uses automated license plate readers (ALPRs)—high-speed cameras mounted...

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Higher Education Seminar: Covering Campus Police

EFF Director of Investigations Dave Maass and former EFF research student Hailey Rodis are joining the Education Writers Association, one of the largest organizations for journalists covering academic matters, for its fall Higher Education Seminar.In the panel, "Covering Campus Safety," reporters will get story ideas and investigation tips from...

Coalition Against Stalkerware Named J.D. Falk Award Winner for Raising Awareness About and Helping Victims of Malicious Spying Apps

San Francisco—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is thrilled to announce that the Coalition Against Stalkerware, co-founded by Cybersecurity Director Eva Galperin and leading antivirus companies and victim support groups, has received the J.D. Falk Award for its work raising awareness, increasing detection, and combating the spread of malware used for...

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