EPIC Comments on Maryland “Smart Meter” Privacy Bill

Byrd v. United States Carpenter Fourth Amendment smart grid smart grid privacy EPIC Comments on Maryland “Smart Meter” Privacy Bill In response to request for comments from the Maryland legislature, EPIC submitted a statement in support of a bill to prohibit law enforcement from obtaining…

DHS Secretary: No New Work on Voter Fraud

EPIC v. The Commission pacei voter privacy DHS Secretary: No New Work on Voter Fraud At a Senate hearing today, DHS Secretary Kristjen Nielsen stated that DHS would not undertake a new investigation of voter fraud. EPIC submitted a statement in advance of the hearing,…

EPIC Urges Senate to Seek Assurances from DHS on Privacy of Voter Data

EPIC v. The Commission policy voter privacy EPIC Urges Senate to Seek Assurances from DHS on Privacy of Voter Data EPIC sent a statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee in advance of a DHS Oversight Hearing, to seek assurances that “the DHS will not continue…

EPIC Moves to Vacate Circuit Court Opinion Following End of Voting Commission

EPIC v Commission foia pacei voter privacy EPIC Moves to Vacate Circuit Court Opinion Following End of Voting Commission EPIC has asked the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to void last month’s ruling in which the Court refused to order the Presidential Election Commission to…

Senators Warren and Warner Introduce Bill To Hold Credit Reporting Agencies Accountable

consumer privacy data breach testimony Senators Warren and Warner Introduce Bill To Hold Credit Reporting Agencies Accountable Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Mark Warner (D-VA) have introduced legislation to hold credit reporting agencies accountable for data breaches. The Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act establishes…

Senators Warren and Warner Introduce Bill To Hold Credit Reporting Agencies Accountable

consumer data breach testimony Senators Warren and Warner Introduce Bill To Hold Credit Reporting Agencies Accountable Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Mark Warner (D-VA) have introduced legislation to hold credit reporting agencies accountable for data breaches. The Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act establishes an…

EPIC v. NSD: EPIC Obtains Secret Report on “Backdoor Searches,” FBI’s Failure to Follow Procedures

EPIC v. NSD FBI FISA foia surveillance EPIC v. NSD: EPIC Obtains Secret Report on “Backdoor Searches,” FBI’s Failure to Follow Procedures As the result of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit EPIC v. NSD, EPIC has obtained a report from the Department of Justice…

FTC Report on Connected Cars Lacks Privacy Recommendations

Byrd v. United States Comments connected cars FTC NHTSA FTC Report on Connected Cars Lacks Privacy Recommendations The Federal Trade Commission released a brief report summarizing a June 2017 workshop, co-hosted with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, on connected vehicles. While the report acknowledges…

EPIC Urges FBI to Limit Fingerprint-Based Background Checks

biometrics Comments foia NGI EPIC Urges FBI to Limit Fingerprint-Based Background Checks In response to a request for comments, EPIC has urged the FBI to expand its use of name-based — rather than fingerprint-based — background checks for noncriminal purposes, such as employment. The FBI…

EPIC Sues DHS about Election Commission and Transfer of Voter Data

EPIC v Commission foia pacei voter privacy voting EPIC Sues DHS about Election Commission and Transfer of Voter Data EPIC has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security for communications between the agency and the Presidential Commission on Elections regarding the transfer of…

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