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 ...

A proactive measure to protect privacy

December 17, 2018   •  By Zac Morgan   •  , ,

Enactment of the Personal Privacy Protection Act will be a victory for the First Amendment right to support the causes we believe in.

Misguided Fears and Misleading Rhetoric: IRS Reform Provides Protections for Privacy in Association

December 11, 2018   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

Critics of the IRS reform suggest that it will allow foreign money to flow into American campaigns and increase the prevalence of “dark money.” ...

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