On December 11, the Tor Project officially announced the new executive director, Shari Steele, to the community in the form of a blog post. Shari Steele has been the Legal Director, then, later on, the Executive Director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). The EFF is an international non-profit digital rights group based in the USA that helps to protect personal freedoms (mostly from governments) and new technologies from legal problems and threats.
The Project is pretty happy since their search for the job post has finally ended, but more importantly, they state that Steele has been always a ”good friend” for them and they have known each other for a long time. They made this statement about their relations:
”We’ve known Shari for a long time. She led EFF’s choice to fund Tor back in 2004-2005. She is also the one who helped create EFF’s technology department, which has brought us HTTPS Everywhere and their various guides and tool assessments,” said arma, a Tor developer who made the blog post.
The Tor Project states that their technical side is ”world-class”, however, they believe in that with Shari Steele in charge, the organizational side of the group will become excellent