Jamie Williams

Jamie is a staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, where she is part of the civil liberties team. Jamie focuses on the First and Fourth Amendment implications of new technologies. Jamie joined EFF in 2014 as a Frank Stanton Legal Fellow. Prior to joining EFF, Jamie clerked for Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong in the Northern District of California. Before her clerkship, she was a litigation associate at Paul Hastings LLP and an attorney law clerk at the Alameda County Public Defender. Jamie has a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) and a B.A. in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors and collecting cool rocks.



Articles by this author

 “Nobody is forcing these companies to supply more sensitive image-recognition technology to those who might use it in violation of human or civil rights.” (Photo: Amazon) Views
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Amazon, Stop Powering Government Surveillance
EFF has joined the ACLU and a coalition of civil liberties organizations demanding that Amazon stop powering a government surveillance infrastructure. Last week, we signed onto a letter to Amazon condemning the company for developing a new face recognition product that enables real-time government...
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The National Security Agency seal superimposed on an eye Views
Saturday, December 03, 2016
The Problem of Our Surveillance Laws: Report Exposes Deeply Rooted Governmental Secrecy—Underscoring Why Obama Should Act Now
Kafka wrote in his parable The Problem of Our Laws , “It is an extremely painful thing to be ruled by laws that one does not know.” By this standard, America has long been in pain. Secret law runs rampant in the United States, particularly when national security is concerned. It may be legitimate...
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Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Victory for the Press: Germany Drops 'Treason' Investigation of Digital Rights Blog (But Investigation of Sources Still Ongoing)
After much public outcry, the treason investigation into German blog Netzpolitik.org was paused late last week. Yesterday, we were glad to hear that it had been officially dropped . This is a victory for the free press and the German public. The investigation, if permitted to continue, would have...
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