About EFF

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. Founded in 1990, EFF champions user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development. We work to ensure that rights and freedoms are enhanced and protected as our use of technology grows.

Even in the fledgling days of the Internet, EFF understood that protecting access to developing technology was central to advancing freedom for all. In the years that followed, EFF used our fiercely independent voice to clear the way for open source software, encryption, security research, file sharing tools, and a world of emerging technologies.


legal director: Cindy Cohn

technology projects director: Peter Eckersley



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this year’s pioneer award winners include: Aaron Swartz and Glenn Greenwald.

Lawremce Lessig is giving keynote


Cory – letter to w3c [https://www.w3.org/Consortium/] from eff

“Effective today, @EFF is resigning from the W3C.” – https://t.co/dK8reQOfzg good to see someone has principles #DRM; time to boycott @W3C?

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/glynmoody/status/909854011951599616


WIRED UK (@WiredUK) tweeted at 3:37 AM – 21 Sep 2017 :

The open web needs all the friends it can get, especially in these dangerous times https://t.co/efzaD41np3 by @doctorow (http://twitter.com/WiredUK/status/910800015433637888?s=17)