Ask the EFF

Presented at BSidesSF 2016, Feb. 28, 2016, 5:30 p.m. (25 minutes)

Ask the EFF is a Q&A panel with EFF staffers, with short presentations on EFF's ongoing work, then opening the floor for questions from the audience.


  • Cooper Quintin
  • Shahid Buttar - Director of Grassroots Advocacy - EFF
    Shahid is a constitutional lawyer focused on the intersection of community organizing and policy reform. He led the Bill of Rights Defense Committee as Executive Director from 2009 to 2015, and graduated from Stanford Law School in 2003. Outside of work, he DJs and produces electronic music, kicks rhymes, writes poetry & prose, and speaks truth to power on Truthout.
  • Andrew Crocker - Staff Attorney - Electronic Frontier Foundation
    ANDREW CROCKER is a Staff Attorney on the Electronic Frontier Foundation's civil liberties team. He works primarily on EFF's privacy and national security litigation as well as the Coders' Rights Project. While in law school, Andrew worked at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, the American Civil Liberties Union's Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, and the Center for Democracy and Technology. Andrew has a J.D. and an A.B. in history and literature from Harvard University and an M.F.A. in creative writing from New York University.
  • Eva Galperin
  • Kurt Opsahl - Deputy ED and General Counsel - Electronic Frontier Foundation
    Kurt Opsahl is the Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. In addition to representing clients on civil liberties, free speech and privacy law, Opsahl counsels on EFF projects and initiatives. Opsahl is the lead attorney on the Coders' Rights Project. Before joining EFF, Opsahl worked at Perkins Coie, where he represented technology clients with respect to intellectual property, privacy, defamation, and other online liability matters. Prior to Perkins, Opsahl was a research fellow to Professor Pamela Samuelson at the U.C. Berkeley School of Information Management & Systems. Opsahl received his law degree from Boalt Hall Opsahl co-authored "Electronic Media and Privacy Law Handbook." In 2007, Opsahl was named as one of the "Attorneys of the Year" by California Lawyer magazine. In 2014, Opsahl was elected to the USENIX Board of Directors.