Statement of Principles


S.T.O.P. is a proud member of the Electronic Frontier Alliance, which is committed to the proposition that intellectual freedom is indispensable to a democratic society. The EFA’s guiding principles are:

1. Free Expression
People should be able to speak their minds to whoever will listen.

2. Security
Technology should be trustworthy and answer to its users.

3. Privacy
Technology should allow private and anonymous speech, and allow users to set their own parameters about what to share with whom.

4. Creativity
Technology should promote progress by allowing people to build on the ideas, creations, and inventions of others.

5. Access to Knowledge
Curiosity should be rewarded, not stifled. We uphold these principles by fighting for transparency and freedom in culture, code, and law.