Software Freedom Law Center News

News releases from the Software Freedom Law Center.
  1. On June 14, 2018, Eben Moglen and Mishi Choudhary published an editorial in Firstpost titled “Asserting control over data by enforcing data localisation policies is wrong”.

    “Localisation seems like a beneficial means of expressing digital sovereignty. In fact, it imposes severe costs that far outweigh its benefits. In societies not governed by the rule of law, localisation amplifies the power of the organs of oppression, just as the form of ‘personal localisation’ represented by the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain amplified the power of Stasi and the KGB….”

  2. On May 31, 2018, Eben Moglen and Mishi Choudhary published an editorial in The Times of India titled “Globalise identity, not aadhaar: Using one single database and identity management scheme for everything will not work”.

    “…Privacy cannot be assured at all, illegal government surveillance cannot be prevented, and protection of the economy from widespread crime is impossible if government mandatorily collects information capable of compromising every citizen’s identity and then takes no responsibility for the management of risks downstream.”

  3. A recording of our May 3rd event is now available in several formats. If you missed the event, or if you’d like to see it again, visit https://softwarefreedom.org/events/2018/ai-bigdata/video/

  4. Videos from our April 13th event are now available. If you missed the event, or if you’d like to see it again, visit https://softwarefreedom.org/events/2018/automotive/video/

  5. On Thursday, May 3, 2018, 4:00pm to 6:00pm in Jerome Greene Annex, Software Freedom Law Center and Columbia Law School will present a public discussion on artificial intelligence and big data in government Policy.

    If interested in attending, please respond to at your earliest convenience.

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