EPIC Warns Congress of Risks of “Internet of Things”

consumer privacy edrs Internet of Things EPIC Warns Congress of Risks of “Internet of Things” In advance of a hearing on Internet of Things, EPIC urged Congress to consider the privacy and safety risks of internet-connected devices. EPIC told Congress that the Internet of Things…

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…

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…

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…

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

border drones foia surveillance EPIC FOIA- EPIC Obtains DHS Secretary Interview Doc on Border Security Through a Freedom of Information Act request, EPIC has obtained former Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly’s notes for an interview with NPR about border security. The notes include talking…

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…

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