EFF-Austin advocates establishment and protection of digital rights and defense of the wealth of digital information, innovation, and technology. We promote the right of all citizens to communicate and share information without unreasonable constraint. We also advocate the fundamental right to explore, tinker, create, and innovate along the frontier of emerging technologies.
The next round of secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations begins this Monday, January 26, and runs through the following week at the Sheraton New York Time Square Hotel in downtown Manhattan. As with many previous TPP meetings, the public will be shut out of talks as negotiators convene behind closed doors to decide binding rules […]
Think mass surveillance is just the wheelhouse of agencies like the NSA? Think again. One of the biggest concerns to come from the revelations about the NSA’s bulk collection of the phone records of millions of innocent Americans was that law enforcement agencies might be doing the same thing. It turns out this concern was […]
EFF, along with more than sixty civil liberties organizations, public interest groups, and companies sent two letters to the House and Senate leadership today. One supported the upcoming bipartisan Email Privacy Act by Reps. Kevin Yoder and Jared Polis, and the other supported the upcoming Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act by Sens. Mike Lee […]
Directly after the Charlie Hebdo massacre, we cautioned the public and politicians to be "wary of any attempt to rush through new surveillance and law enforcement powers." With depressing predictability, we've already seen that happen across the continent. Nowhere, however, has the attempt to bypass democratic debate been more blatant than in the United Kingdom, […]
Senior Staff Attorney Lee Tien to Be New Adams Chair for Internet RightsSan Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has received a $3 million dollar grant from the Adams Charitable Foundation to fund the new Adams Chair for Internet Rights. The donation is being held in an endowment to permanently fund a position on […]
EPIC has awarded the 2015 International Champion of Freedom Award to former EU Data Protection Supervisor Peter Hustinx. EPIC also gave the 2015 US Privacy Champion Award to Philip Zimmerman, the inventor of PGP. The EPIC awards were presented at the annual conference on Computers Privacy and Data Protection in Brussels. Press release.
"In Defense of the Right to be Forgotten: An American Perspective" Marc Rotenberg, EPIC President 20th Anniversary Lecture Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society The Hague, Netherlands 20 January 2015
"Human Rights Implications of Big Data" Jeramie Scott, EPIC National Security Counsel American Association for the Advancement of Science: Science and Human Rights Coalition Meeting Washington, D.C. January 15, 2015