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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….”

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.”

The Software Freedom Law Center invites counsel, developers, enterprise users and other members of free and open source software (FOSS) communities to join us once again for our free annual conference to explore legal issues surrounding FOSS, held at Columbia Law School on Friday, November 3, 2017.

On March 25, 2017, at LibrePlanet’s 2017 conference, Eben Moglen spoke on the subject of the free software movement in the age of Trump.

Abstract: The most powerful man in the world has no respect for freedom of speech or the rule of law. The free software movement came into existence fighting to prevent a future which is now our present. Ready or not, we have entered a new phase. Training is over. Here’s the plan.

Also, we would like to acknowledge here the kind remarks of Richard Stallman who has been Eben’s friend for over 20 years.

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