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Contact Information

Website: http://www.eff.org/
Address: 454 Shotwell Street, San Francisco CA 94110-1914
Phone: 415 436 9333
Fax: 415 436 9993
Email: ssteele@eff.org
Contact: Shari Steele
Position: Executive Director & President
Staff Page: http://www.eff.org/about/staff/

Introduction

From the Internet to the iPod, technologies are transforming our society and empowering us as speakers, citizens, creators, and consumers. When our freedoms in the networked world come under attack, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is the first line of defense. EFF broke new ground when it was founded in 1990 — well before the Internet was on most people's radar — and continues to confront cutting-edge issues defending free speech, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights today. From the beginning, EFF has championed the public interest in every critical battle affecting digital rights.

Blending the expertise of lawyers, policy analysts, activists, and technologists, EFF achieves significant victories on behalf of consumers and the general public. EFF fights for freedom primarily in the courts, bringing and defending lawsuits even when that means taking on the US government or large corporations. By mobilizing more than 50,000 concerned citizens through our Action Center, EFF beats back bad legislation. In addition to advising policymakers, EFF educates the press and public. Sometimes just defending technologies isn't enough, so EFF also supports the development of freedom-enhancing inventions.

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History

Founding Year: 1990
The Electronic Frontier Foundation was founded in July of 1990 in response to a basic threat to speech. The United States Secret Service conducted a series of raids tracking the distribution of a document illegally copied from a BellSouth computer that described how the emergency 911 system worked, referred to as the E911 document. The Secret Service believed that if "hackers" knew how to use the telephone lines set aside for receiving emergency phone calls, the lines would become overloaded and people facing true emergencies would be unable to get through.

Learn more about EFF's founding http://www.eff.org/about/history.php

Current Projects

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Past Projects

Learn about significant EFF court victories http://www.eff.org/legal/victories/

Sponsors

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How you can help

Volunteer Page: http://www.eff.org/about/opportunities/
Donation Page: http://www.eff.org/support/
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Calendar of Events

Online Calendar: http://www.eff.org/calendar/month.php

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