EFF Campaigns

Surveillance

Berkeley: Stand Up for Community Control of Police Spy Tech

The Berkeley City Council will soon vote on an ordinance, supported by over two dozen local organizations and national civil rights groups, that will ensure that the people of Berkeley and their elected city council control whether their police and other city agencies will acquire powerful surveillance technologies. The proposed ordinance also would assure transparency in city agencies policies and practices for use of surveillance equipment.

Let your City Council members know that they, the elected representatives of the people of Berkeley, should be empowered with the authority to consider and responsibly approve, or reject, surveillance technology.

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Stop the Senate from Extending NSA Spying

Every day, the U.S. government sweeps up the emails, text messages, and other online communications of millions of innocent Americans. The Senate has a chance to rein in this unconstitutional spying on January 16 by voting against S. 139, a recent bill that, if passed, will instead extend the surveillance law for six more years.

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Save the Open Internet Order

The FCC just voted to roll back the Open Internet Order, giving Internet service providers free rein to engage in unfair data discrimination practices. But it’s not too late: Congress can still save the existing net neutrality rules.

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Tell Congress to Reinstate the Open Internet Order

The FCC just voted to roll back the Open Internet Order, giving Internet service providers free rein to engage in unfair data discrimination practices. But it’s not too late: Congress can still save the existing net neutrality rules.

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Stop the Burr Bill From Extending NSA Spying 8 Years

One of the NSA’s most powerful surveillance programs—which sweeps up the communications, emails and text messages of many U.S. persons—is scheduled to expire at the end of 2017. But a dangerous new bill seeks to enshrine this unconstitutional spying for the next eight years. Congress must stop it.

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No Airport Biometric Surveillance

A dangerous new bill could bring facial recognition, fingerprinting, retina scans, and other forms of invasive biometric data extraction to U.S. domestic airports. Join EFF in opposing expansive biometric surveillance in our airports.

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Keep Publicly Funded Research Public. Move FASTR.

When we pay for federally funded research, we should be allowed to read it. That’s the simple premise of FASTR, the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (S.1701, H.R.3427).

A federal open access law is long overdue. Let's send a strong message to lawmakers: we can’t stall on open access for another year. It’s time to move FASTR.

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Don't Let Congress Censor the Internet

There’s a new bill in Congress that would threaten your right to free expression online. If that weren’t enough, it could also put small Internet businesses in danger of catastrophic litigation.

Don’t let its name fool you: the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA) wouldn’t help punish sex traffickers. What it would do is expose the Internet content platforms that we all rely on every day to the risk of overwhelming criminal and civil liability for their customers’ actions.

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Tell Lawmakers to Reform the Espionage Act

The Espionage Act has hit its 100th anniversary, and it’s long overdue for an overhaul.