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Victory! Court Orders CA Prisons to Release Race of Parole Candidates

In a win for transparency, a state court judge ordered the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to disclose records regarding the race and ethnicity of parole candidates. This is also a win for innovation, because the plaintiffs will use this data to build new technology in service of criminal justice reform and racial justice. In Voss v. CDCR , EFF represented a team of researchers (known as Project Recon) from Stanford University and University of Oregon who are... FEATURED UPDATE

TikTok Ban: A Seed of Genuine Security Concern Wrapped in a Thick Layer of Censorship

It is ironic that, while purporting to protect America from China’s authoritarian government, President Trump is threatening to ban the TikTok app . Censorship of both speech and social media applications, after all, is one of the hallmarks of the Chinese Internet strategy. While there is significant cause for concern with TikTok’s security, privacy, and its relationship with the Chinese government, we should resist a governmental power to ban a popular means of communication and expression. As is too often... FEATURED UPDATE

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FAQ: Why Brazil’s Plan to Mandate Traceability in Private Messaging Apps Will Break User’s Expectation of Privacy and Security

Despite widespread complaints about its effects on human rights, the Brazilian Senate has fast-tracked the approval of “PLS 2630/2020”, the so-called “Fake News” bill. The bill lacked the necessarily broad and intense social participation that characterized the development of the 2014 Brazilian Civil Rights...
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