Additional Regulations Approved for the California Consumer Privacy Act

The California Attorney General recently published new regulations that implement the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), a law that takes some important steps to empower consumer choice. What stands out the most in the new regulations is the explicit prohibitions around deceitful user interfaces (Section 999.315h) when the user exercises…

IBM, Amazon Agree to Step Back From Face Recognition. Where Is Microsoft?

Activism is working. Both on the streets as people protest to end racist and violent policing, and among civil liberties organizations who have been fighting the government’s use of harmful face surveillance technology. This week two major vendors of face surveillance technology announced that in light of recent protests against…

Will Zoom Bring Encryption to the People Who Need It Most?

This morning, EFF and Mozilla called on Zoom to make their upcoming end-to-end encryption feature available to all 300 million of its users. We published an open letter urging Zoom’s CEO Eric Yuan not to exclude Zoom’s free customers from using their upcoming end-to-end encryption feature.  We applaud Zoom for…

Amazon Ring Must End Its Dangerous Partnerships With Police

Across the United States, people are taking to the street to protest racist police violence, including the tragic police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. This is a historic moment of reckoning for law enforcement. Technology companies, too, must rethink how the tools they design and sell to police…

Tell Amazon Ring to End Its Dangerous Police Partnerships

Ring convinces communities to spy on themselves through doorbell cameras and its social app, Neighbors. The company recently claimed to “stand in solidarity with the Black community” and with those fighting back against police brutality and injustice. But putting surveillance tech in the hands of unaccountable police doesn’t protect anyone.…

The Winds Are Shifting on NYPD Transparency

There is a range of problems with the NYPD, and transparency is one. In the last week, we have seen too many examples of what happens without it. NYPD officers have been documented attacking protesters with pepper spray, batons, and an SUV. NYPD detectives have also been working with federal…

Digital Security Advice for Journalists Covering the Protests Against Police Violence

This guide is an overview of digital security considerations specific to journalists covering protests. For EFF’s comprehensive guide to digital security, including advice for activists and protesters, visit ssd.eff.org. Legal advice in this post is specific to the United States. As the international protests against police killings enter their third…

You Have a First Amendment Right to Record the Police

Like the rest of the world, we are horrified by the videos of George Floyd’s murder. Once again, police brutality was documented by brave bystanders exercising their First Amendment rights. Their videos forcefully tell a painful truth that has further fueled a movement to demand an end to racism and…

EFF, ACLU File Lawsuit to Stop Los Angeles From Collecting Real-Time Tracking Data on Citizens’ Rental Scooters

City's Collection of Riders' Locations, Routes Violates Fourth Amendment Los Angeles—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today joined the ACLU of northern and southern California in filing a lawsuit against Los Angeles for collecting detailed trip data and real-time locations and routes of the electric scooters thousands of residents use each…

New Hasty Attempt to Tackle Fake News in Brazil Heavily Strikes Privacy and Free Expression

The Brazilian Senate rushes to approve a draft bill that seriously undermines privacy and free expression. Named as the “Fake News Law,”  PLS 2630/2020 aims to tackle an intricate problem, whose responses must be carefully designed in a democratic and participatory manner. Contrary to the Brazilian Civil Rights Framework for…

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