Amici Filed in Defense of Open Technology Foundation

Media Alliance joined an amici (friend of the court brief) filed in the case of Open Technology Foundation vs David Pack (and the Trump Administration). Trump appointee Pack disbanded the entire board of OTF which creates and maintains encrypted software tools like Signal and Lets Encrypt, an open source website security protocol.

In an early win, the board was recently temporarily reinstated, overturning an earlier decision on appeal, but the lawsuit is still winding its way through the courts for a final determination.

Read the friend of the court brief filed by Access Now, The App Coalition, Article 19, Benton Institute, Center for Democracy and Technology, Center on Privacy and Tech at Georgetown Law, Committee to Protect Journalists, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Free Press, Human Rights Watch, Media Alliance. Media Democracy Fund, Mozilla, OTI, Ranking Digital Rights, The Tor Project and Wikimedia.