EFF Files Amicus Brief in Seventh Circuit Supporting Warrant for Border Searches of Electronic Devices

EFF, joined by ACLU, filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit arguing that border agents need a probable cause warrant before searching personal electronic devices like cell phones and laptops. We filed our brief in a criminal case…

EPIC Urges Supreme Court to Protect Internet Users in Controversial Class Action Settlement

EPIC has filed an amicus brief in Frank v. Gaos, concerning a class action settlement that provided no benefit to Internet users and no change in the business practices of defendant Google. EPIC said the settlement was not “fair, reasonable, and adequate.” The case involves…

EPIC Urges Illinois Supreme Court to Recognize Strict Limits of Collecting Biometric Data Under Statute

EPIC has filed an amicus brief with the Illinois Supreme Court in Rosenbach v. Six Flags Entertainment Corp, about the collection of a child’s biometric data in violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act. EPIC explained that the Illinois biometric law “imposes clear responsibilities…

EPIC Urges Appeals Court to Protect Consumers Against Invasive Cookie Tracking Practices

EPIC has filed an amicus brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in In re: Facebook, Inc. Internet Tracking Litigation. At issue is whether Facebook violated the privacy rights of users by tracking their web browsing even after they logged out of the platform….

Using Webpack to bundle your Workers modules

A brief introduction to bundling your Service Worker scripts. Photo by Joyce Romero / Unsplash // The simplest Service Worker: A passthrough script addEventListener(‘fetch’, event => { event.respondWith(fetch(event.request)) }) The code above is simple and sweet: when a request comes into one of Cloudflare’s data…

EPIC Urges Appeals Court to Deny Immunity for Dating App that Ignores Egregious Abuse

EPIC has filed an amicus brief in a case about whether a dating app should be liable for failing to remove false profiles, including name and likeness, that posed a danger to personal safety. In Herrick v. Grindr, LLC, EPIC told the Second Circuit Court…

EPIC to DC Circuit: Informational Privacy is a Constitutional Right

EPIC has filed a “friend of the court” brief, joined by forty-four technical experts and legal scholars (members of the EPIC Advisory Board), in the OPM Data Breach case. The case concerns the data breach at the US Office of Personnel and Management in 2015…

Protecting Email Privacy—A Battle We Need to Keep Fighting

We filed an amicus brief in a federal appellate case called United States v. Ackerman Friday, arguing something most of us already thought was a given—that the Fourth Amendment protects the contents of your emails from warrantless government searches. Email and other electronic communications can…