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Why the Debate Over Privacy Can't Rely on Tech Giants

Ever since the Cambridge Analytica scandal last summer, consumer data privacy has been a hot topic in Congress. The witness table has been dominated by the biggest platforms, with those in lockstep with the tech giants earning the vast majority of attention. However, this week marked the first time that...

Our Thoughts on the New Zealand Massacre

EFF is deeply saddened and disturbed by the massacre in New Zealand. We offer our condolences to the survivors and families of victims.This horrific event had an online component; one gunman livestreamed the event, and it appears that he had an active and hateful online presence. Enforcing their terms of...

Critical Free Speech Protections Are Under Attack in Texas

A bill introduced in Texas threatens the free speech rights of 28 million residents by making it easier to bring frivolous lawsuits against speakers and to harass or intimidate them into silence. EFF has long been concerned about these types of lawsuits, called Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation, or SLAPPs...

When Facial Recognition Is Used to Identify Defendants, They Have a Right to Obtain Information About the Algorithms Used on Them, EFF Tells Court

We urged the Florida Supreme Court yesterday to review a closely-watched lawsuit to clarify the due process rights of defendants identified by facial recognition algorithms used by law enforcement. Specifically, we told the court that when facial recognition is secretly used on people later charged with a crime, those...

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