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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Senators Lindsey Graham and Richard Blumenthal are quietly circulating a serious threat to your free speech and security online. Their proposal would give the Attorney General the power to unilaterally write new rules for how online platforms and services must operate in order to rely on Section 230, the most important law protecting free speech online. The AG could use this power to force tech companies to undermine our secure and private communications.
We must stop this dangerous proposal before it sees the light of day. Please tell your members of Congress to reject the so-called EARN IT 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.