The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is a nonprofit organization that defends civil liberties in the digital world. The organization was founded in 1990, and its mission is to protect freedom of expression, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights online.
The EFF is focused on a number of issues related to civil liberties and technology, including privacy and government surveillance, free expression, intellectual property, and consumer rights. The organization engages in a variety of activities to further its mission, including legal work, grassroots activism, and public education.
One of the main ways the EFF works to advance its mission is through impact litigation, in which the organization brings legal challenges to laws and government policies that it believes threaten civil liberties. The organization also provides education and resources to the public about digital civil liberties issues and encourages individuals to take action to protect their rights online.
The organization has a number of initiatives, campaigns, and projects that are aimed at specific areas of concern, such as privacy and surveillance, freedom of expression, and intellectual property. The organization also awards several annual prizes and recognition, such as Pioneer Awards, which recognizes leaders who are extending freedom and innovation on the electronic frontier, and the EFF’s “Who Has Your Back” report, which evaluates companies on the strength of their commitments to protecting user privacy.