Every time the US has a change of administration, EFF staffers - lawyers, policy analysts, activists - create a "transition memo": a series of one-page briefings on the tech policy issues the new admin should take up. The Biden memo is *great*.

eff.org/wp/eff-transition-memo

It opens with a section on surveillance, with three subsections:

I. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

II. Facial Recognition Technology

III. Border Search and Immigration Surveillance

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Next up is encryption:

I. Background on Encryption Backdoors

II. End-to-End Encryption and Client-Side Scanning

eff.org/wp/eff-transition-memo

Then, broadband:

I. 21st-Century-Ready Access for All Americans

II. Net Neutrality and Public Safety

eff.org/wp/eff-transition-memo

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Nothing says 2021 like Section 230!:

I. Deepfakes

II. Mandated Political Neutrality

III. CSAM, Sex Trafficking and other Unlawful Content

eff.org/wp/eff-transition-memo

EFF's old favorite, consumer privacy, has some very 2021 angles:

I. Consumer Privacy Legislation

II. Private Companies and Facial Recognition/Biometrics

III. Student Data

IV. COVID and Health Data Privacy

eff.org/wp/eff-transition-memo

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After a 40+ year slumber, antitrust is having a revival, and EFF's proposals combine traditional antitrust with new, sui generis tech approaches.

I. Reform Antitrust Law

II. Competitive Compatibility

eff.org/wp/eff-transition-memo

Copyright/copyfight has been on the agenda since the 1990s, but not like this:

I. Intermediary Liability (DMCA Section 512)

II. Freedom to Tinker and Right to Repair (DMCA Section 1201)

III. Statutory Damages

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A coupla quick hits next:

* Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
eff.org/wp/eff-transition-memo

* Upcoming Supreme Court Ruling and Further Opportunities for Reform
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And it closes out with a deep dive on patents:

I. Low Quality Patents

II. Patent Trolling

III. Inter Partes Review

IV. Alice v. CLS Bank

V. More Patents Do Not Result in More Software Innovation

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