FTC Report on Connected Cars Lacks Privacy Recommendations

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EPIC Urges FBI to Limit Fingerprint-Based Background Checks

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EPIC Sues DHS about Election Commission and Transfer of Voter Data

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Supreme Court to Hear Arguments in Rental Car Search Case

Byrd v. United States amicus Supreme Court to Hear Arguments in Rental Car Search Case The Supreme Court will hear arguments in Byrd v. United States, concerning the warrantless search of a rental vehicle. EPIC filed an amicus brief in the case urging the Supreme…

EPIC – EPIC FOIA- EPIC Obtains DHS Secretary Interview Doc on Border Security

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EPIC, Coalition Urge DHS Secretary to Block Collection of State Voter Data

EPIC v. The Commission pacei voter privacy voting EPIC, Coalition Urge DHS Secretary to Block Collection of State Voter Data EPIC and ten civil rights and government oversight organizations have sent a letter to DHS Secretary Nielsen, urging her not to accept any personal data…

Group Asks Supreme Court to Weigh In on Fairness of Google Tracking Settlement

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FTC Finally Takes Action on Connected Toys, Settles With Company That Violated Children’s Privacy Law

COPPA kids FTC Finally Takes Action on Connected Toys, Settles With Company That Violated Children’s Privacy Law The Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement with VTech Electronics over charges that the company collected personal information from children without parental consent and failed to provide data…

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