Advocacy

EFA’s Five Substantive Principles – Endorsement!

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As part of grassroots efforts to stand for digital rights and related intellectual freedoms, I want to promote EFA’s five substantive principles:

  1. free expression: people should be able to speak their minds to whomever will listen.
  2. security: technology should be trustworthy and answer to its users.
  3. privacy: technology should allow private and anonymous speech, and allow users to set their own parameters about what to share with whom.
  4. creativity: technology should promote progress by allowing people to build on the ideas, creations, and inventions of others.
  5. access to knowledge: curiosity should be rewarded, not stifled

I endorse these principles with the support of a few of my collaborators. In particular, Brandon Smith, independent journalist, and George Walker, technologist and consultant.