Courts come to defense of free speech in New Jersey, New York

November 18, 2019   •  By David Keating   •  , , ,

As legislatures and administrative bodies fight harder than ever to expose the identities of nonprofit donors, courts must step up to the challenge of ...

Campaign Finance Law Should Do More To Prevent Donor Harassment

October 24, 2019   •  By Brad Smith   •  , ,

At a time when everyone’s contributions over $200 are just a few clicks away, disclosure laws created in a pre-internet era deserve a second ...

Privacy for Rights Isn’t a Trade Americans Should Be Forced To Make

October 15, 2019   •  By Alex Baiocco   •  , ,

The U.S. boasts one of the most robust civil societies in the world. Don't put that at risk in order to serve the shortsighted ...

Doxing Trump Donors Is Just the Beginning

August 14, 2019   •  By Brad Smith   •  , ,

Even as disclosure laws have grown more expansive, technology has made them easier to abuse.

Advocacy Groups Across the Ideological Spectrum Demand Privacy for Their Supporters

July 8, 2019   •  By Alex Baiocco   •  , , ,

By and large, nonprofits that engage in issue advocacy strenuously protect the privacy of their donors. Google “donor privacy policy,” and you will see ...

No One is Safe from the Doxxers

June 4, 2019   •  By Luke Wachob   •  , ,

Over the weekend, The Daily Beast exposed the identity of a day laborer and Trump supporter who allegedly edited a video of Rep. Nancy ...

Government Surveillance Of Political Activists Is Scary, Illegal, And Common

May 13, 2019   •  By Luke Wachob   •  ,

In an increasingly connected world, the risk of surveillance stifling speech is higher than ever. Protecting First Amendment rights in the 21st century calls for ...

Center for Democracy & Technology Coalition Letter to Department of Homeland Security

May 1, 2019   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

We are a coalition of 103 civil liberties, civil rights, corporate responsibility, faith-based, human rights, immigrant rights, journalism, media, privacy, and government transparency organizations, ...

Constitutional and Practical Concerns with Idaho S. 1183

March 11, 2019   •  By Tyler Martinez   •  , , , ,

While we appreciate the Committee’s consideration of the concerns expressed by the Institute for Free Speech and others, the changes in S. 1183 are ...

Written Testimony of Tyler Martinez on Constitutional and Practical Concerns with Idaho S. 1114

February 20, 2019   •  By Tyler Martinez   •  , , , ,

In particular, I would like to note several significant legal and practical concerns raised by S. 1114, which proposes sweeping amendments to Idaho’s campaign ...

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