The San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation is opening an office in Washington, to be staffed by two attorneys from the Electronic Privacy Information Center. But unlike in the 1990s, this doesn't mean EFF will get involved in lobbying efforts, News.com reports. The new office simply allows EFF legal staff to attend Washington meetings and have a more consistent presence in the capital, says EFF exec director Shari Steele.
"There are a lot of meetings that we get invited to that we're not able to attend" because the nonprofit has its headquarters in San Francisco, said Steele.
EFF's full-time DC attorney will be Marcia Homfann, currently staff counsel at EPIC, who is well experienced in suing the federal government under the Freedom of Information Act. EPIC general counsel David Sobel will serve part-time at EFF.