"Among a community filled with perceptive advocates for a better future, Caspar Bowden stood out as one of the most prescient and the most determined," remembers Danny O'Brien, International Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. "With a far-reaching knowledge of both policy and technology, he was frequently years ahead of his contemporaries in identifying upcoming issues, and never hesitated to transform his own life and career to better meet those challenges."
Caspar Bowden "was a fervent believer in privacy, and technology's role in creating and ensuring it," Gus Hosein of Privacy International told The Register. "He hacked legislation to see what it was that governments were trying to do and called them on it, was then labelled paranoid, until proven right down the road. He foresaw Tempora, Prism.""I'm gutted we will be without him in the coming debates over the Investigatory Powers Bill,” Hosein went on to state. “He would have been the intellectual powerhouse and a forceful critic of all who fell short in the defense of privacy." Up until his death, Bowden had served as a director for the Tor Project, which oversaw the use of the anonymizing Tor browser. On Twitter, the Tor Project released the following statement in response to Bowden's death:
"We are mourning the passing of Caspar Bowden, a member of our board of directors and a beloved member of our community. Caspar was a passionate supporter of human rights, including the right to privacy. The world has lost a voice for tremendous moral courage."To read what others have said in remembrance of Bowden, please click here.