Adam Schwartz

Senior Staff Attorney

Adam joined EFF in 2015. He advocates before courts and legislatures against surveillance and censorship. He has represented travelers subjected to warrantless smartphone searches by border officers, protesters against police violence and racism subjected to camera network surveillance, immigrant advocates opposed to their local sheriff sending license plate location data to ICE , dissidents seeking to post within government social media, and customers of phone companies that unlawfully sold location data. He has filed amicus briefs addressing the right to record on-duty police, face surveillance by corporations of consumers, and perpetual location-tracking of court-involved people. He advocates for privacy legislation to limit data surveillance by government and by corporations.

Previously, Adam worked at the ACLU of Illinois for 19 years, and clerked for Judge Betty B. Fletcher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  He earned a J.D. from Howard University and a B.A. from Cornell University.

Email Address: 
415-436-9333 x176