The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is the leading organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. We understand that protecting innovation is central to advancing our freedom. EFF defends free speech on the Internet, fights illegal surveillance, and supports freedom-enhancing technologies. EFF promotes the rights of digital innovators in the courts by battling bogus patents and clearing the way for open source software, encryption, file sharing tools, and other emerging technologies. Our team consists of a unique blend of activists, technologists, and attorneys that work to ensure that the rights and freedoms we enjoy are enhanced, rather than eroded, as our use of technology grows.