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Battle for the Net day of action for an open Internet is July 12

Battle for the Net: The Future of the Internet is Up to Us

Battle for the Net will take place on Wednesday, July 12 this year. Battle for the Net is a day of action organized by Fight for the Future, to protect a free and open Internet. Battle for the Net’s goal is to protest the…

Golden Frog Goes to DC

Golden Frog Meets with Congressman McCaul, Discusses Business Implications of Privacy Regulations

Our trip to Washington DC continues! We synced up with Congressman Michael McCaul’s staff this morning, and had an interesting conversation about the business implications of the United States’ current privacy regulations — or lack thereof. Many companies in the United States are…

Golden Frog Goes to DC

Golden Frog Attends i2C Breakfast, Talks Email Privacy Act with Congressman Yoder

As our visit to Washington DC continues, we’re enjoying breakfast with our friends at i2Coaltion and Congressman Kevin Yoder. We’re talking about the Email Privacy Act, or the bill to update ECPA (the Electronic Communications Privacy Act). As you may recall, the Email…

Golden Frog Goes to DC

Golden Frog Stops By US Department of Commerce to Talk Privacy

As part of our visit to Washington DC this week, we stopped by the U.S. Department of Commerce this morning. While there, we joined 30 other tech leaders for a presentation on all things privacy and security as they relate to the department….

privacy shield data transfer agreement adopted by EU and US

Privacy Shield Data Transfer Agreement Adopted by US and EU

Update – August 2, 2016: The framework for Privacy Shield is now available online, and companies may sign up to participate. Original Post: The Privacy Shield, a data transfer agreement between the United States and the European Union, went into effect today as the European…

FISA section 702

FISA Section 702 Reform: The Upcoming Debate About Our Freedom

The following is a guest post by Jadzia Butler, the Privacy, Surveillance, and Security Fellow for the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT). More information about the author is displayed below. Imagine a world of constant, ubiquitous surveillance where your every move may be…

Stop the proposed changes to rule 41

Join EFF’s Day of Action: Tell the Government to Stop Hacking Computers, Reject Changes to Rule 41

Golden Frog signed on to a coalition letter organized by EFF that aims to stop changes to Rule 41. The changes to federal Rule 41 would allow law enforcement to more easily “break into our computers, take data, and engage in remote surveillance.” The changes…

FCC net neutrality rules upheld by federal appeals court

FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules Upheld by Federal Appeals Court

Earlier this week, the federal appeals court for Washington DC in the United States “upheld the legal authority” behind the FCC’s Open Internet Order, also referred to as net neutrality rules. This decision represents a “major victory” for those who advocate for the…

Coalition Groups Call for End to FISA Section 702

Coalition Groups Call for End to FISA Section 702

The FISA amendments expire in December of 2017 – but for many coalition groups behind a new website, it’s not too early to start thinking about what will happen next. An effort led by Fight for the Future is advocating for an end to…

ECPA Reform Passes House Judiciary Committee

Tell Senate to Pass the Email Privacy Act House Bill with No Changes

The Email Privacy Act, H.R. 699 (the bill to update ECPA), will be marked up by the Senate tomorrow, May 26, 2016. When the bill comes up, we want the Senate to pass the bill as it passed in the House – without any…