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.
Federal Law Blocks Extraordinary and Burdensome SubpoenaSan Francisco - A high-profile battle over whether Google must respond to an unusual and dangerous subpoena raises fundamental concerns about federal free speech law and the protections it affords hosts of online content, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) argued in an amicus brief filed today. Attorney General Jim […]
Citizens Have a Right to Challenge Laws That Violate the Fourth AmendmentSan Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in a challenge brought by hotel owners against a Los Angeles city ordinance that allows police to access guest registers without consent, warrant, or other legal […]
Sports. It’s what’s on EFF’s patent team’s mind. No, not because this Sunday is the Super Bowl. No, not even because we filed an amicus brief today in a football-related right of publicity case. It’s because of U.S. Patent 8,529,350—January’s Stupid Patent of the Month. The patent—titled “Method and System for Increased Realism in Video […]
Late last week, a group of four peers on Britain's House of Lords attempted to insert the entirety of the “Snoopers' Charter”—the Internet surveillance bill that was savaged by a Parliamentary overview, and abandoned by the UK's current coalition government—into a new counter-terrorism bill. Under an incredibly tight deadline, thousands of UK citizens coordinated to […]
Department of Justice to Release Analysis of Law Enforcement and Intelligence Agency Access to Census RecordsSan Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has won its four-year Freedom of Information Act lawsuit over secret legal interpretations of a controversial section of the Patriot Act, including legal analysis of law enforcement and intelligence agency access to […]
"Student Privacy: The Next Frontier Emerging & Future Privacy Issues in K-12 Learning Environments" Khaliah Barnes, Director, EPIC Student Privacy Project Berkman Center for Internet & Society Cambridge, MA February 9-10, 2015