Electronic Frontier Foundation – eff.org – has been working since 1990 to ensure that the civil liberties guaranteed in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights are applied to cutting edge communication technologies. Blending the expertise of lawyers, policy analysts, activists, and technologists, EFF achieves significant victories on behalf of consumers, innovators, coders and the general public. One of EFF’s chief tools is fighting for freedom is in the U.S. courts, bringing and defending lawsuits even when that means taking on the U.S. government or large corporations.
EFF is not here to tell you whether or not to delete Facebook or any other platform. We are here to hold Facebook accountable no matter who’s using it, and to push it and other tech companies to do better for users.
We could empower Internet users, not big Internet companies, to decide what they want to do with their private data. It would mean answering some tough questions about how we get consent for data that is personal and private for more than one person, like conversations, photographs, my knowledge of you and you of me—and how individuals can seek redress when those that they trust—whether it’s Facebook, or a small developer—break that trust