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Data Protection Law in Brazil and Implementation Challenges

EFF’s Veridiana Alimonti joins Miriam Wimmer, Tércio Sampaio Ferraz Jr, Ingo Sarlet, and Danilo Doneda for a discussion on how to fulfill the right to data protection and its safeguards in Brazil. The panel is part of a larger online event on the challenges to implement the Brazil’s data protection...

Digital Identification Must Be Designed for Privacy and Equity

With growing frequency, the digital world calls for verification of our digital identities. Designed poorly, digital identification can invade our privacy and aggravate existing social inequalities. So privacy and equity must be foremost in discussions about how to design digital identification.Many factors contribute to one's identity; degrees, morals, hobbies, schools,...

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Following the Trail of Police Surveillance Technology at IRE 2020

EFF Senior Investigative Researcher Dave Maass will be presenting at the Investigative Reporters & Editors 2020 convention at 12 pm ET on September 23, 2020:With protests across the country this year, there is a renewed focus on the surveillance powers of police and how they affect journalists and citizens. Dave...

Atlas of Surveillance: The Rise of Policing Technology in Our Communities

A talk sponsored by Legal Pathways at the University of Washington TacomaBack in the day, police surveillance meant two cops, a pair of binoculars, and an unmarked car parked outside a suspect's house. But today, law enforcement agencies around the country have acquired sophisticated camera networks, computer systems, and automated...

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One Database to Rule Them All: The Invisible Content Cartel that Undermines the Freedom of Expression Online

Every year, millions of images, videos and posts that allegedly contain terrorist or violent extremist content are removed from social media platforms like YouTube, Facebook, or Twitter. A key force behind these takedowns is the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT), an industry-led initiative that seeks to “prevent...

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Rock the Vote v. Trump

EFF joined forces with Protect Democracy and Cooley LLP to represent five advocacy organizations suing President Trump and others in his administration for an unconstitutional executive order threatening their ability to receive accurate information free from government censorship. The plaintiffs are Common Cause, Free Press, Maplight, Rock the Vote, and...

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Courts Shouldn’t Stifle Patent Troll Victims’ Speech

In the U.S., we don’t expect or allow government officials – including judges--to be speech police. Courts are allowed to restrain speech only in the rarest circumstances, subject to strict limitations. So we were troubled to learn that a judge in Missouri has issued an order stifling the speech of...

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