The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization
defending civil liberties in the digital world. Founded in 1990, EFF
champions user privacy and free expression through a strategic blend of
impact litigation, policy analysis, education, and grassroots activism.
We work to ensure that the rights and freedoms we enjoy are enhanced and
protected as our use of technology grows.
Even in the fledgling days of the Internet, EFF understood that
protecting access to developing technology was central to advancing
freedom for all. In the years that followed, EFF used its fiercely
independent voice to make way for open source software, encryption,
security research, file sharing tools, and a world of emerging
Today EFF uses the unique expertise of leading technologists, activists,
and attorneys in its efforts to defend free speech online, fight illegal
surveillance, advocate for digital innovators, and support
Together we forged a vast network of concerned members and partner
organizations spanning the globe. In addition to advising policymakers,
EFF educates the press and public through published analyses,
educational guides, activist workshops, and more. Today EFF empowers
hundreds of thousands of individuals through our Action Center and has
become a leading voice in online rights debates.
EFF is a donor-funded US 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which depends
on your support to continue fighting for users. Learn more about what
you can do to strengthen the growing movement to defend digital freedom.