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Submit Your FOIA Horror Stories for The Foilies 2020

Calling all transparency advocates, investigative journalists, and assorted FOIA punks! It’s once again time to submit your nominations for The Foilies—EFF’s annual, tongue-in-cheek awards for outrageous, ridiculous, and infuriating responses to public records requests. Each year during Sunshine Week (March 15-21, 2020), EFF publishes The Foilies to shine light...
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...

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