The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has published a report on online harms in the US. The report highlights the growing concerns of regulators about the negative impact of the internet and new technology on various aspects of society, including child safety, journalism, access to healthcare data, digital justice, competition, artificial intelligence, and government surveillance. While US lawmakers are promoting scattered and disconnected proposals to address these perceived issues, the EFF suggests that a global solution is needed to tackle the root cause of many of these problems: corporate surveillance. The report argues that privacy should be the top priority in addressing online harms, as it would better promote human rights and civil liberties while allowing for free expression, creativity, and innovation.
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