The Electronic Frontier Foundation is a nonprofit public-interest organization that exists to protect and enhance our core civil liberties in the digital age. Based in San Francisco, EFF is a membership-supported organization that works on issues of free expression, freedom of the press, fair use, anonymity, security, and privacy among many others, as they relate to computing and the Internet.
Among our various activities, EFF opposes misguided legislation, defends individuals’ rights in court, launches global public campaigns, introduces leading edge proposals and papers, hosts frequent educational events, supports the development of new communication technologies, engages the press daily, and publishes a comprehensive archive of online civil liberties information on our website. We pride ourselves on being the first to see potentially threatening issues on the horizon and to take pre-emptive action to protect civil liberties on the Internet.
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EFF works on issues of free expression, freedom of press, privacy, anonymity, security, and fair use, among many others, as they relate to computing and the Internet. EFF’s objectives are to ensure that our fundamental rights are at least as well-secured online as they are offline; to educate the press, policymakers and the general public about online civil liberties; and to act as a defender of those liberties when they are attacked.