Government use of face surveillance technology chills free speech, threatens residents’ privacy, and amplifies historical bias in our criminal system.
From San Francisco, California to Somerville, Massachusetts, communities are coming together to demand an about-face on the proliferation of government use of this especially pernicious form of surveillance and biometric data collection.
Join us in ending government use of face surveillance in our communities.
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The Senate is considering passing the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act (CASE Act). Under the CASE Act, people could file copyright infringement claims with an obscure body, under the auspices of an office most people have no experience with. And that board could decide that the subjects of those claims owe up to $30,000 for activities as common as sharing memes, images, and videos online. The House of Representatives has already passed this bill, so it's up to the Senate to stand up for regular Internet users. Tell your Senators to vote "no" on the CASE Act.
Sometimes lawsuits get filed to chill speech or harass people, rather than resolve legitimate legal disputes. Unfortunately, this trend has increased over the past few decades. Since the 1980s, these lawsuits have been called SLAPPs—or Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation.
The best solution to stop SLAPPs are strong anti-SLAPP laws. This year, the Commonwealth of Virginia has a chance to pass a strong anti-SLAPP law by passing H.B. 759, which would be a huge improvement over Virginia’s current law. We’re asking EFF supporters who are Virginia residents to contact their lawmakers and express their support.