Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
Articles by Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)

Local groups often turn to license plate readers thinking that they will protect their community from crime. But the truth is, these cameras – which record every license plate coming in and out of the neighborhood – may create more problems than they solve.

GIFCT has the potential to have a massive (and disproportionate) negative impact on the freedom of expression of certain communities.

No student should be forced to make the choice to either hand over their biometric data and be surveilled continuously or to fail their class.

The European Union’s highest court made clear – once again – that the US government’s mass surveillance programs are incompatible with the privacy rights of EU citizens.

COVID-19 has pushed millions of people to work from home, and a flock of companies offering software – or “bossware” – for tracking workers has swooped in to pitch their products to employers.

All internet users rely on Section 230, which provides important legal protections when platforms offer their services to the public and when they moderate the content that relies on those services, from the proverbial cat video to an incendiary blog post.

Some governments want a technological silver bullet to solve the public health crisis, but many of the tools aimed at solving problems come with a host of other problems that will undermine the public health goals for which they are adopted, and create new unintended consequences.

Immunity passports would threaten our privacy and information security, and would be a significant step toward a system of national digital identification that could be used to collect and store our personal information and track our location.