Andrew Crocker

Surveillance Litigation Director

Andrew’s work focuses on surveillance, privacy, and cybersecurity. As Surveillance Litigation Director, he leads EFF's legal work on issues at the intersection of technology and privacy through lawsuits and amicus briefs in state and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. He also leads EFF’s Coders' Rights Project, which provides representation for security researchers, journalists, and hackers, who often face unwarranted legal threats and scrutiny for their work. Representative cases include challenging the constitutionality of national security letters (NSLs); working to establish that the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination protects against the compelled decryption of electronic devices; and limiting overbroad anti-hacking laws such as the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). He also writes and speaks about EFF’s legislative and advocacy priorities including FISA Section 702, anti-encryption proposals, location tracking and other novel surveillance techniques. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from Harvard University.

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